The RNN Group has published a brochure celebrating the success of its organisations, a year after Rotherham College merged with North Notts College to create the Group.
In the year since the Group was created, it has also welcomed Wath-based Dearne Valley College, as well as numerous subsidiary organisations. Providing vocational courses and Apprenticeships to school leavers, employees, undergraduates and those re-joining the workforce, the RNN Group now boasts campuses across South Yorkshire and North Nottinghamshire.
Since the Group was formed, over 400 students have graduated from university-level studies, including foundation and full degrees. Focused on improving Higher Education options for the local community, the RNN Group will open a dedicated University-level centre in Rotherham Town Centre in autumn 2018. The £10 million facility will be based on Doncaster Gate.
The RNN Group has also made significant developments in forging relationships with local employers, becoming a patron of the Barnsley and Rotherham Chamber of Commerce and repeatedly sponsoring the Chamber’s annual Business Awards. The Group also plays a strong part in business organisations such as the Rotherham Together Partnership and the North Notts Envoys.
RNN Training, the section of the Group which provides Apprenticeships and training solutions to employers and individuals, has secured longstanding partnerships with companies such as manufacturing suppliers Stelrad.
The RNN Group has celebrated many student successes throughout the year, such as Rotherham College’s Media Make-up students winning Gold, Silver and Bronze medals at World Skills UK 2016.
Staff has also been recognised for their achievements since the merge, with Former Chair of Governors Ken Barrass receiving an MBE for his services to Further Education. Ken was a key figure in working to create the RNN Group.
For more exciting stories about what the RNN Group has achieved, download a free copy of the We Are One brochure here.