Weston College is an Ofsted outstanding college of further and higher education in Weston-super-Mare, providing education and vocational training to nearly 30,000 learners across the South West and nationally.
The College is regarded as one of the top FE colleges in the UK and won both “College of the Year” and “Overall Further Education Provider of the Year” at the 2015 Times Educational Supplement Further Education Awards.
The College’s higher education provision, University Centre Weston has recently been award a Gold rating following the national Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), which places the College in the top 20% of university providers in the UK. In September 2017, the College will be opening a new Law and Professional Services Academy in the historic Winter Gardens in Weston.
Dave Crew, Director of Business Growth, said, “We are delighted to become a Patron of the Somerset Chamber of Commerce as we feel it’s extremely important to be part of the business community across Somerset.
Weston College has strong relationships with employers across the region, providing a highly-skilled workforce for industry and by strengthening our links in Somerset through the Chamber, we will continue to develop partnerships with employers.
Dale Edwards, Chief Executive of Somerset Chamber of Commerce, commented, “I am thrilled to welcome Weston College as the latest Patron to Somerset Chamber of Commerce, which has an excellent reputation. The College and the Chamber share the same passion for providing the facilities and environment to develop our future talent in order to help create a vibrant Somerset economy, particularly as we currently have a skills and labour shortage in Somerset and the South West. We look forward to working in partnership with the college over many years to come.”
The College is entering an exciting phase as we invest in new skills training provision for law and professional services, health, construction and civil engineering. Our patronage with Somerset Chamber will offer new partnership opportunities for the College and we look forward to hearing the latest member news, supporting Chamber events and sharing our successes”.