RNN Group supports national ‘Love Our Colleges’ campaign

The RNN Group is proud to support the national ‘Love Our Colleges’ campaign running as part of Colleges Week from Monday 15 October to Friday 19 October.

The campaign emphasises the importance of Colleges in driving communities’ talents and ambitions whilst highlighting the need for investment in the Further Education sector. During the week, colleges across the country will be showcasing the brilliant stuff they do, as well as a national lobby of Parliament on Wednesday 17 October.

There is widespread concern over Further Education funding since a recent report by the Institute for Fiscals Studies revealed a drop in funding for 6th Form and College students of 21% since 2010/11.

John Connolly, CEO of the RNN Group, backs the campaign for a boost in Further Education funding.

“Further Education colleges play a vital role in our local communities and economies, offering skills training and apprenticeships developed and delivered in partnership with employers. We help local businesses to succeed and grow, by helping local people gain the skills and training they need to secure jobs and build careers. By strengthening funding for Further Education, the Government will be strengthening the future for our students and our communities.”

RNN Group’s family of colleges (Rotherham College, North Notts College and Dearne Valley College) continue to deliver top-class learning in dedicated facilities. Important skills are taught by industry-experienced tutors. RNN Group’s staff continue to devote their professionalism and passion to working in education environments. Health and Social Care Assessor Wendy’s tireless work earned her an Outstanding Contribution award. Level 3 Accounting student Laura said: “Because of my tutor I secured my first part-time role as an Accounts Administrator.”

Gathering national support, the campaign is led by The Association of Colleges in partnership with the National Union of Students, Association of College and School Leaders, University and Colleges Union, Unison, GMB, TUC and National Educations Union.

David Hughes, Chief Executive of The Association of Colleges, said: “It’s simple, if we want a world-class education system then we need to properly invest in it.”

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