West Lancashire College is a small, community based college operating in association with NCG which is a large and successful national provider of further and higher education and Apprenticeship training.
West Lancashire College is home to around 3,500 learners both young people and adults of all abilities and backgrounds.
Offering programmes from entry level to degree level and every step in between, including BTEC’s and Apprenticeships.
This means a students learning journey is ambitious, progressive and tailored to starting points and ultimate goals.
Most learners progress to higher levels, university and work.
Occupying beautiful buildings in Skelmersdale with excellent facilities for both learning and social activities.
Tony and Rick attended West Lancashire College to put Stackright in the forefront of young minds when considering what employment path they intend to take.
Many local schools turned out (about 600 ) and we enjoyed speaking to them and answering any questions about manufacturing, but most beneficial for us was getting to know the students aged 16 to 20 who are currently work towards their level 3 qualifications in all sorts of areas, luckily for us there was a massive proportion leaning towards our areas of manufacturing, from Joinery, Electricians , Plumbers to Engineers, all with students ready to leave college and start full time employment.
In addition this we had masses of interest from the college itself, Skelmersdale ambassadors, and the local charity run ‘Pathways’ who help young people from who may not have finished their education, or have come into difficulties due to unforeseen circumstances in their younger years.
A good day all-round really, thanks to everyone who helped, either by visiting us to show moral support or covering our work load to enable us to attend this venue and explore future avenues of employment at Stackright, as we forge yet more links with both the local community and the workforce of tomorrow.