Wokingham Today

Colleges announce consultati­on


PUBLIC views are being sought on plans to merge a local college with another group.

Earlier this year, Bracknell & Wokingham College and Activate Learning announced plans for the venture, which they feel will be an exciting new partnershi­p between their colleges. Now the proposals are out for consultati­on.

Sally Dicketts CBE, CEO Activate Learning and Campbell Christie CBE, Principal and

CEO Bracknell & Wokingham College announced details of the proposal for Bracknell & Wokingham College to become a member of Activate Learning, joining Reading College, City of Oxford College and Banbury and Bicester College.

In a joint statement

Sally Dicketts and Campbell Christie said: “This exciting new partnershi­p will provide students, staff and employers in the area with new opportunit­ies and choices, giving access to growth and developmen­t opportunit­ies made possible by being part of a larger group with national influence.

“By joining forces we intend to harness the strengths of our two organisati­ons, bringing together four successful colleges in Berkshire and Oxfordshir­e, working together for the benefit of local learners and businesses.

“Having the support and backing of the communitie­s we serve is important to us. We would be delighted if you would read through the plans we have published and let us know your thoughts.”

The details have been published in a consultati­on document Stronger Together on the websites: www. bracknell.ac.uk and www. activatele­arning.ac.uk

The consultati­on closes on April 27.

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