City of Bristol College and Engine Shed have announced a new partnership, which will support and deepen the relationship between further education and business in Bristol. The collaboration will allow City of Bristol College staff free access to the Engine Shed Business Lounge, conveniently located between the college’s campuses and next to Bristol Temple Meads station.
Lee Probert, City of Bristol College Principal and Chief Executive said:
“This partnership allows us to cultivate our excellent relationship with the employer hub around the Temple Quarter. As part of the Learning City, our focus is to continue our close working relationships with Bristol employers, engaging them in curriculum development to ensure that we’re meeting their needs, filling the skills gap and giving our students the skills they need to progress”.
Nick Sturge, Director of Engine Shed, added:
“Having City of Bristol College here is an invitation to businesses to engage more easily with apprenticeship provision and find out about the talented young people across the city who can add so much creativity to the workforce. We welcome the staff from the College to enjoy the collaborative environment we’ve created here where business, education, policy-makers and investors are working under the same roof.”
Lee Probert, City of Bristol College Principal, Claire Thorogood, Director of Apprenticeships & Employer Based Training and Nick Sturge, Director of Engine Shed
Other Engine Shed members include University of Bristol, University of the West of England, University of Bath, Bath Spa University, Bristol Media, Institute of Directors (IOD), WebStart Bristol companies, Business West Initiative, RSA fellows, GWR, Temple Studios companies, SETsquared Bristol virtual members and SETsquared Bath companies.