A wide ranging group of businesses met at the Corby campus of Tresham College on Thursday July 7th to hear about how The Bedford College Group is contributing to the local economy.
The Love Corby group gathered in the atrium of the modern campus in Oakley Road, Corby to hear about a range of activities and future plans from Tresham College, part of The Bedford College Group.
High Quality Information Technology (IT) training will be delivered from the campus starting in September 2022 as a result of Government funding. New suites of IT equipment will come under the management of Science and Computing expert Dr Pam Watt who officially joins the college in August – but who attended the Love Corby event as a guest.
IT activities already delivered from Corby included the local Chester House archaeological virtual reality project by students, working with Jam Coding to introduce school children to computing, as well as a wide range of courses on campus. IT apprenticeships are now also on offer.
Tresham College has delivered Further Education in the town since the 1970s. Now, as part of The Bedford College Group, it is officially a University Centre offering a range of Higher Education degrees which people can access across North Northants.
In addition, Tresham College works closely with many local employers delivering apprenticeships and work sector learning, as well as the latest T Levels promoted by the Government across a range of industry-related subjects.
The Corby Cube was represented at the event, a venue in the town where Tresham College performing arts students have stepped up to the stage to gain real life theatre experiences.
Coming in September 2023 is the new Corby Sixth Form at the Chisholm Centre in the town centre. A public consultation event to show people what is planned was held on Thursday 14th July from 3pm – 7 pm at the proposed town centre location.