We’re at the centre of Love Our Colleges Week

We are proud to be participating in Love Our Colleges Week 2020. We are dedicating 19 – 23 October to highlighting the amazing work colleges do, and why long-term term investment in them is crucial for our future.

Barnsley College is at the heart of its community, working with businesses and helping to educate and train many young people and adult students each year. Despite this, colleges in the country have had to deal with an average 30% funding cut over the last decade. Colleges transform millions of lives each year, shape communities and boost our economy.

For the £33.5 million invested in Barnsley College by the taxpayer in 2018/19 they can expect a return of £120.5 million from students’ higher lifetime earnings. The accumulated contribution of former students currently employed in the regional workforce amounted to £268 million in added income to the economy.

We want the Government to invest in young people and skills so that no-one is left behind. We believe that an investment in support of higher educational attainment is an investment in the workforce of the future.

As part of Love Our Colleges Week, an initiative by the Association of Colleges, we are celebrating our impact on the local area, continuing to help towards growing and supporting individual sectors, marking innovation, supporting people and communities and looking back on our COVID-19 response.

Join the conversation by using the hashtag #LoveOurColleges and tagging @Barnsleycollege in your social media posts, to tell your friends, family, neighbours and the whole world why you love your college.

“Love Our Colleges Week not only highlights the need for proper investment to make this happen but also showcases Barnsley College as an amazing institution College. Barnsley College transforms lives; for students, for staff, for the region.”

Yiannis Koursis, Principal and Chief Executive at Barnsley College, said: “Our aim is to ensure that all our students are properly equipped with the skills needed to make a difference in whatever discipline they choose. Love Our Colleges Week not only highlights the need for proper investment to make this happen but also showcases Barnsley College as an amazing institution College. Barnsley College transforms lives; for students, for staff, for the region.

“The week of action comes at a crucial time, the big contribution further education makes to society must be recognised and long-term investment is vital if we are to recover our economy.”

Potential new students will have the opportunity to find out about the wide range of study programmes by attending our Virtual Open Event on Tuesday 10 November from 5.00pm to 7.00pm.

A dedicated Virtual Open Event will be hosted for employers on Thursday 12 November at 10.00am. Join the event to find out how Barnsley College can support business growth, workforce development and recruitment strategy. Register for your free place .

Rated outstanding by Ofsted, we offer education for everyone; including full and part-time vocational courses, A Levels, T Levels (Technical qualifications) and apprenticeships in a wide range of subjects to enable you to succeed in your chosen career.

Visit the Courses departmental page for more information about any of our courses or email info@barnsley.ac.uk

Last updated: 16th October 2020

Originally posted on: 16th October 2020