Employers and stakeholders across Mansfield and Ashfield are invited to hear from West Nottinghamshire College’s new principal and chief executive, Andrew Cropley, about the college’s plans on a range of issues, and have their say on how all parties can work together more closely for the benefit of the local community.
It comes courtesy of a free event, ‘The College in its Community’, next Tuesday (16 July), from 5-6pm, at the college’s Derby Road campus in Mansfield.
What to expect:

  • Hear from Mr Cropley about the college’s vision and strategic aims;
  • Learn more about the college’s Strategic Plan, the local context, and how the college plans to be the driving force for regeneration, skills development and economic prosperity in the locality;
  • Have your say on the college’s vision, mission and provision;
  • Talk to senior leaders about how the college, employers and community partners can work together more closely for the benefit of Mansfield and Ashfield;
  • Discover how the college is committed to providing a broad education and skills offer which is aligned to local businesses, alongside community needs and interests.

It’s the last in a series of events staged by the college to “re-connect” with the local business community and forge partnerships with employers of all sizes, to aid the area’s regeneration and economic prosperity.
Louise Knott, vice-principal for communications, engagement and student experience, said: “We see this as an opportunity to re-connect with local employers and give them a voice in the college’s strategy moving forward. Mansfield and Ashfield have huge potential in terms of regeneration and economic prosperity – but in order to realise that potential, it’s vital that skills and training sit at the heart of it.  This is about the college saying ‘we want to be part of this community’s future’ and work in partnership with employers to achieve that.”
Commenting on the event, Russell Jones, Chairman of Mansfield and Ashfield said, “2020 have always worked very closely with Vision West Nottinghamshire College as the College is a strategic and important part of the delivery of  the future workforce into the Mansfield and Ashfield area.  We would wholeheartedly recommend attendance at this event to learn and become involved in the creation of the correct skills base for our business community.”
Employers and stakeholders wanting to attend ‘The College in its Community’ are asked to secure their place in advance by contacting Lindsay Donnelly at [email protected] or booking online at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/employer-event-the-college-in-its-community-registration-62300989938?aff=landingpage

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