Mayoral party gives college the thumbs up
STUDENTS at Macclesfield College were praised as ‘switched-on’ during a visit by the Mayor of Cheshire East.
Councillor Wesley Fitzgerald and his wife Joan were given a guided tour of the campus on Park Lane by principal Simon Andrews.
They took in the various specialist training areas aimed at teaching students construction and caring techniques aimed at giving learners real-world skills.
The mayor and mayoress chatted to staff and students as they visited the college’s Silk Room restaurant and training kitchen, art and design studios and hair and beauty salon.
The couple also visited the engineering department with its aerospace hangar, and one of the college’s key growth areas, the construction-based courses facility.
A spokesman for the college said: “Mr Andrews told the mayoral team about the college’s strategic direction, describing how the college was successfully developing its facilities and resources.
“Coun Fitzgerald told Mr Andrew he was impressed with the way the college was contributing to the local economy in providing a skilled workforce.
“He also said on how well managed and ordered the college felt and found the students he met were very respectful and switched on to learning.”
Clockwise from top:Principle Simon Andrews with The Mayor of Cheshire East, Councillor Wesley Fitzgerald (right), and Mayoress, Mrs Joan Fitzgerald centre; the guests are given a tour around the college