Edinburgh College Officially Launches
Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012
Local PR Educates Public on College Launch
After months of anticipation, the new Edinburgh College officially launched this week.
The vision to create a bigger, better and stronger college that will serve Edinburgh and the Lothians long into the future becomes a reality today with the launch of Edinburgh College.The new College is set on a clear path to provide improved opportunities and outcomes to everyone who walks through its door – and in turn help to kick start the regional and national economy by delivering skilled people to those industry sectors where Scotland enjoys a competitive advantage.
New Principal Mandy Exley said the potential of Edinburgh College, both for students and for Edinburgh and Lothians, is limitless.
She said: “This is a significant landmark in the history of education provision in Edinburgh and the Lothians.
“By being bigger and better, we can combine strengths and resources to give our students high quality skills that will allow them seize life-changing opportunities.
“Equally we will work hand in hand with businesses to ensure we are not just providing a curriculum of varied courses – but are actually focused on training future staff to work in those key industry sectors where there is high demand or in those sectors which have been identified as growth areas for Scotland.
“We want to be an economic powerhouse for the Edinburgh and Lothian region – helping to drive growth and prosperity to benefit both the local and national economy.”
The creation of Edinburgh College also marks the end of an era for three of Edinburgh’s most recognisable educational institutions – the College being a product of the merger of Edinburgh’s Telford College, Jewel & Esk College and Stevenson College.