Blackpool and The Fylde College welcomes minister

Blackpool and The Fylde College hosted a visit from the minister of state for education. The RT Hon Robert Halfon MP met with Bev Robinson, principal and CEO of the college, to discuss technical education.

batfc-ministerThe meeting was an opportunity for a dialogue on technical training and education in the context of the government’s ambition to support young people and adults to secure skilled employment which meets the needs of the economy.

Students and employers from across the region were on hand to highlight the challenges there are regards to apprenticeships, levy and skills in general.

The rest of the day the minister attended businesses that are linked to the National Career Service including the college's Build Up programme where he will met with current students.

Skills and apprenticeships minister Robert Halfon said: “I am delighted to have been able to meet the students and staff at Blackpool and The Fylde College. They are truly working towards giving young people a ladder of opportunity so they can achieve their dream careers.” Bev Robinson, principal and chief executive of Blackpool and The Fylde College, said: “We welcome the RT Hon Robert Halfon MP in the first few months of his appointment as Minister of State for Education. Blackpool and The Fylde College provides technical education and training that businesses need to develop a skilled workforce. The Minister has been able to speak to employers and students about these programmes and the impact they have had.”