Eastleigh College is delighted to announce a £12million transformational development on its Chestnut Avenue and Desborough Road campuses. It is one of the first major projects to receive financial backing from the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership as part of the Government's Local Growth Deal investing in training and skills.
Over the next two years, the investment will fund a new Advanced Technology Centre for engineering, building energy systems, professional construction, computing and applied sciences, alongside new facilities on Chestnut Avenue for the teaching of financial and professional services, art and design, hair and beauty and an expansion of the training kitchens and teaching restaurant.
Work has already commenced on the first phase of the redevelopment, which will be completed this summer. The new facilities at Chestnut Avenue including new commercial hairdressing and beauty salons, are planned to be ready from September 2016. The final phase will see the new Advanced Technology Centre with the latest industry standard equipment ready for students joining the College for the 2017/18 academic year.
Dr Jan Edrich, Eastleigh College Chief Executive and Principal commented "We are absolutely delighted to have secured funding for these state-of-the-art facilities; they will offer our students a fantastic environment in which to learn. As a College we pride ourselves on offering our learners real careers through work-ready skills, and the funding that we have received will ensure that we can continue this work with both employers and individuals."
For more information on the range of courses offered at Eastleigh College please email goplaces@.eastleigh.ac.uk or telephone 023 8091 1299.
We are delighted to have been recognised by The Times Education Awards for the support we provide to students who need to re-sit their GCSEs after leaving school. The excellent results our students achieved last summer include more than twice the national average gaining a maths GCSE, testament to the dedicated team of teachers who use innovative approaches and techniques to inspire our learners.
Young chefs and hospitality students from Eastleigh College were joined by other competitors from training providers across the south to take part in the southern regional heat of an established national competition. The Major Series 2020, which is organised by Major International in conjunction with the Craft Guild of Chefs, saw 50 competitors take over Eastleigh College's three professional kitchens and East Avenue restaurant and work their culinary majic across ten different classes from 'afternoon tea' to 'street food'.