New teaching building opens its doors to the public
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.
Eastleigh College Confirms COVID-19 Cases
At midday on Thursday 19 November we were made aware of eight confirmed COVID-19 cases amongst College learners. Based on the information supplied in seven of these cases there has been possible transmission linked to attendance at the College. In addition two staff members are required to self-isolate whilst seeking tests. Through our seating and group plans we have been able to quickly identify any learner(s) who were in proximity to the affected learners and all identified learners have been contacted in advance of this information being posted online and through social media. The College has also made contact with the parents, guardians or carers of these individuals where they are under 18, or under 25 and have an Education Health and Care Plan. Read more.
National recognition for careers and enterprise innovation
Eastleigh College has been commended by the Association of Colleges for the careers and progression support it provides to learners by being shortlisted for this year’s Beacon Awards. This recognition highlights the outstanding work of the college’s career and work readiness team, and other staff across the college who are dedicated to ensure learners are fully aware of the opportunities available to them.