A GOVERNMENT minister was given a first glimpse of new college buildings in Worthing.
John Hayes, MP, further education minister, met students and apprentices at Northbrook College’s new buildings, in Broadwater Road, on Thursday. Shelley Jarrett, senior marketing officer at Northbrook College, said: “The minister saw first hand how investment in local education and training is poised to drive economic growth in the area.
“Iconic new buildings at Northbrook College are the first phase in the building of an outstanding centre for vocational training and skills.”
The new buildings, which include a sustainable classroom, are partly funded by the minister’s department.
Northbrook College trains more than 1,500 apprentices in addition to a high number of vocational students.
Shelley Jarrett added: “Apprenticeship schemes such as these provide industry with the skills needed to drive growth.
“Expected growth is, of course, seen in the context of low carbon sustainability, and Northbrook’s new buildings include a ‘sustainable classroom’ designed to teach and showcase sustainable building techniques.”
Northbrook’s principal Sue Dare said: “We expect this exciting development will provide increased opportunities for the local community and for businesses in the region.”