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‘Bright’ future for Furness College after success of first year

Published on: Tuesday 1st August 2017
Categorised under: Learn , Barrow Sixth Form College, College, Education, Furness College, Stay

A college has celebrated the success of its first year after merging, and promised a bright future going forward.

After the merging of Furness College with Barrow Sixth Form College 12 months ago, the county's biggest college continues to go from strength to strength.

Andrew Wren, principal and chief executive, was pleased with the progress of the first year, and praised the staff for their dedication and planning.

He said: "The future looks bright. The quality of provision is going from strength to strength, and the college's finances are extremely strong.

"There has never been a wider choice for young people, adults and employers in the area."

Barrow and Furness MP John Woodcock said: "It is clear that in the first year as a merged organisation Furness College has been committed to maintaining the high standard of education and training for the people of Furness and surrounding areas.

"What we have seen is a smooth transition to create a single, larger and more financially resilient college that safeguards the high quality of post-16 education and training available here in Barrow."

Click here to find out more about Furness College, a partner of Choose Cumbria.

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