Coleg Cambria marked a successful 2016 at the launch of their Annual Report “Celebrating Excellence” last week.
Chair of the Governors, John Clutton, and Principal / Chief Executive, David Jones OBE welcomed members of the public, partners, employers, students, staff and local dignitaries to the launch which took place at the college’s Annual General Meeting held at the Deeside Sixth Form Centre.
The 2016 Report highlights key achievements during a particularly successful and busy year for the college – including its role in the launch of a £16.2M Skills for Employers and Employees project for North Wales, securing the learning and skills contract for HMP Berwyn in partnership with Novus and the publishing of the college’s Estyn Inspection report – the best so far for any college in Wales.
Notable student achievements mentioned include the best ever A Level results and the achievements of vocational learners at the annual WorldSkills UK show winning more medals than any other college in the UK with three golds, six silver, three bronze and two commendations.
The Report also outlines a number of key estate developments in 2016 including the opening of the University Centre and the Sixth Form Centre at Deeside in partnership with Flintshire County Council.
Also highlighted is the new development at Bersham Road, Wrexham, which is to benefit from a multi-million pound investment to create a new industry standard technology centre.
The new build centre, due for completion in September 2017, will accomodate over 500 learners, with an additional 500+ learners accessing the refurbished facilities.
David Jones OBE, Principal and Chief Executive congratulated and thanked learners, staff and governors at the college for their immense commitment and innovation.
He said: “We are delighted with our accomplishments and are grateful to students, staff, governors and partners for their hard work and dedication in a year that we have achieved the highest inspection grades of any college in Wales for our FE provision.
“Our overriding priority is to continue to deliver excellent teaching and learning, in order to stretch, challenge and inspire all learners to explore and achieve their full potential. This is essential as Cambria’s role becomes ever more important for our communities and our economy.
“As always we appreciate the support and partnership of our stakeholders and are committed to a collaborative approach in all that we do.”