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Local MPs show their love for Lakes College during AoC College’s Week 2021

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  • News date: Oct '21
  • News author: Aidan Blackett

Local MPs show their love for Lakes College during AoC College’s Week 2021

Lakes College always have something to celebrate, from winning awards, to students receiving the results they have worked hard to achieve, and supporting local communities through a variety of fundraisers – there is always something happening

The Association of Colleges annual ‘College’s Week’ gives the college community the chance to shout about all the great things that are happening all year round, but it’s not only staff and students that are sharing the reasons why they love Lakes College. Local MPs Mark Jenkinson and Trudy Harrison have also had their say.

Workington MP Mark Jenkinson said: “Lake College provides vital skills training for our young people during term time, but it also provides a space for extracurricular organisations such as National Citizen Service who I met with this summer and had the chance to talk to the amazing young people taking part.

“The new Civil Engineering Training Centre is a perfect example of how we are investing in our great colleges and ensuring that our young people have access to some of the best training and education facilities in the world.

“I will continue to support this great college and the amazing work it does, as I have done since I was elected in 2019.”

The Civil Engineering Training Centre officially opened its doors last Friday. The centre will be a key part to educating the civil engineering and construction workforces of the future.

Copeland MP Trudy Harrison cut the ribbon at the centres opening ceremony and has also shared her reasons for loving Lakes College, “I have been a frequent visitor to Lakes College during my almost five years as MP, and I am always impressed by the quality of the facilities, the high standards held by the principal and the staff, and the commitment and talent of the students.

“As demonstrated by last week’s opening of the Civil Engineering Training Centre, Lakes College continues to innovate, expand and adapt to changing educational and training demands, and it is a significant asset to West Cumbria.”

One student who got involved was catering student, Kimberley Dustin. The level 2 student entered AoCs national ‘Share the Love’ competition with a homemade cake. She said “I just wanted to do something to show how much I appreciate the college and all the staff.”

Principal, Chris Nattress said: “Lakes College always has something to celebrate. We have an amazing community here and AoCs College’s Week is a great opportunity to shout about it. Our staff and students are what make Lakes College what it is.”