Eastleigh College’s new professional teaching building opened its doors to the public this week to celebrate its completion. Local residents were invited to an exclusive tour of the new facilities, alongside bubbly and canapés prepared and served by the College’s Hospitality and Catering students.
The new centre, which opened this term, boasts modern and elegant training salons for hairdressing, beauty and media make-up, in addition to extensive facilities for Art, Design and Media including a photography studio and a dark room, and a suite of computers for professional studies. The new state-of-the-art facilities create an exceptional learning environment for the students, which in turn will help better prepare them for a career in their chosen field.
The centre comes as part of stage two of a £12m major redevelopment project at the college, with stage one – the refurbishment of a new training restaurant - already complete. Stage three, a new advanced technology centre with facilities for computer science, electronic engineering and professional construction, is due to be completed in 2017.
Jan Edrich, Chief Executive and Principal at Eastleigh College, is delighted with the new Centre, “It has been amazing to watch the site develop from paper plans to a finished building. The building looks and feels exciting, and it provides an excellent environment in which the students can learn the skills required for employment in their industry.”
The new commercial salon, Avenue Hair and Beauty, welcomes bookings in a range of treatments from hair styling to nail art and waxing, at a fraction of the price of high street salons! To book an appointment please call 023 8091 1028 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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'.