New prin­ci­pal hails great op­por­tu­ni­ties

Caernarfon Herald - - YOUR COMMUNITY -

AS Aled Jones-Grif­fith takes up his post as Prin­ci­pal of two of Grŵp Llan­drillo Me­nai’s three col­leges – Co­leg Me­nai and Co­leg Meirion-Dwyfor – he talks about the op­por­tu­ni­ties for the fur­ther ed­u­ca­tion sec­tor at a time of great eco­nomic po­ten­tial.

Mr Jones-Grif­fith (pic­tured), new Prin­ci­pal of Co­leg Me­nai and Co­leg Meirion-Dwyfor, has worked in the fur­ther ed­u­ca­tion sec­tor for 11 years: he was a fac­ulty di­rec­tor at Co­leg Me­nai be­fore be­ing ap­pointed as­sis­tant prin­ci­pal for Co­leg Meiri­onDwyfor in 2014. He now takes the helm at eight Grŵp Llan­drillo Me­nai cam­puses: Co­leg Me­nai’s Holy­head, Llangefni, Ban­gor, Parc Me­nai and Caernar­fon sites, as well as Co­leg Meirion-Dwyfor’s cam­puses in Glyn­l­li­fon, Pwll­heli and Dol­gel­lau.

Aled said: “We are on the cusp of once-in-a-gen­er­a­tion op­por­tu­ni­ties as a re­sult of pro­posed projects such as Wylfa Newydd, the third Me­nai cross­ing and the Bont­newydd by­pass, as well as strate­gic schemes form­ing part of the North Wales Growth Bid that will hope­fully se­cure a £1.3bn Growth Deal.

“It goes with­out say­ing that en­sur­ing that lo­cal peo­ple have the right vo­ca­tional skills to fully take part in this pe­riod of growth is a huge pri­or­ity.

“We want to achieve ex­cel­lent stu­dent suc­cess but this has to be done in di­rect re­sponse to in­dus­try needs so the ed­u­ca­tion and train­ing we de­liver is through ef­fec­tive net­works and part­ner­ships.”

Stu­dents can en­rol on a full-time pro­gramme through­out Septem­ber by go­ing school-leavers

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