Basingstoke MP Maria Miller visited Basingstoke College of Technology (BCOT) in Worting Road recently, to mark “Colleges Week”, which is an annual campaign organised by the Association of Colleges. The theme for 2018 is ‘Love our Colleges’.
Maria was welcomed by College Principal Anthony Bravo, and had a round table meeting with him and the senior management team, to hear about latest developments at BCOT, and to discuss the issues raised during Colleges Week, including funding for Further Education. Maria confirmed that the Government is currently conducting a major assessment of funding for the FE sector ahead of next year’s spending review.
Maria was shown two of the College’s latest investments, including a major incident operations room for Uniformed Public Services students to learn how the UK’s emergency services respond to major incidents, as well as a Travel and Tourism cabin crew simulator room.
Maria said: “There is always something new to see when I visit BCOT, and it was good to see the wonderful facilities which are helping young people here in Basingstoke to prepare for getting great jobs. I was pleased to meet so many young people who are planning their careers, both in the uniformed services and in the hospitality and travel sector.”