WISE up to local college success

Dan Norris, Metro Mayor for the West of England has welcomed Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer to Stoke Gifford.

The Labour duo were talking jobs and skills as they visited SGS WISE (the West of England Institute of Specialist Education). They got a behind the scenes look at the state-of-the-art Brunel Centre opening later this year thanks to a £7 million investment from the West of England Combined Authority which is led by Metro Mayor Dan Norris. They then met young people studying at the college before touring the fantastic sports facilities which include an eight-lane Olympic-sized track and 12 five-a-side pitches.

Sir Keir threw his weight behind Mayor Norris’s plans for a jobs and skills summit including FE providers, as the region begins to recover from the pandemic.

Metro Mayor Dan Norris said “What an amazing place to learn the Brunel Centre is going to be. It’s a vocational centre with top-notch facilities and well-being at its heart. It is just the kind of place people will want to study to get the skills they need to drive our recovery. I know Sir Keir got a great impression of our amazing region to take back.”

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