HARLOW College is launching a new Technical College at Stansted Airport, next September.
Stansted Airport and Harlow College are working closely together to build a new £11 million pound further education centre, based at the airport. The College will offer three main types of courses including aviation and business services; hospitality; retail and events and engineering and maintenance.
Wendy Martin, Head of Stansted Airport College, said that plans had been talked about for the past three to five years. Her main role now is to get the building up and running in time for next autumn, and get the courses ready for new students.
The college will have a mixture of level two and three courses, as well as apprenticeships. These will give students a great chance at getting an entry-level job at the airport.
Wendy said ‘Stansted is one of the largest employers with over 10,000 people, so having this college to train young people and give them skills is great.’
Until now, there has been no further education college in the district of Uttlesford. Harlow College and Stansted Airport recognised the need and Wendy said ‘The airport has been fantastic, and we’ve got a strong relationship with them.’
Building is set to begin on October 21, and both the airport and Harlow College are committed to making this a viable and successful project.