MP visit confirms drive towards apprenticeships
MACCLESFIELD MP David Rutley has met with Rachel Kay, the new principal of Macclesfield College.
In their first meeting since she took over the £105k-a-year post from Simon Andrew in August, they talked about their shared ambition to increase apprenticeships and work-based learning.
Cheshire-born Mrs Kay is the former deputy principal and managing director of Tresham College of Further and Higher Education.
She said: “It was a pleasure to welcome David to the college as I know how much of an advocate he is of the college and our success at developing local skills.
“David shares our vision for growing apprenticeships and work-based learning and I look forward to working with him as we continue to drive Macclesfield College forward to meet the needs of learners and employers in our community.”
After the meeting, Mr Rutley said: “It was great to meet Rachel and learn more about her ambitions for the college.
“I am very pleased to learn of her support for apprenticeships, and look forward to supporting the college in realising its ambitions and their exciting plans in the months ahead.
“I wish Rachel every success in this important position.”
●● David Rutley MP with new college principal Rachel Kay (centre) and the college’s chair of the corporation, Anne Thomson