Now in its second year, the Education Awards was the first of its kind in the Midlands Region last year. Organised in association with Birmingham City University, the Education Awards celebrates and rewards the most outstanding contributors to the Education Sector, going above and beyond to promote excellence.
Those shortlisted were recognised at a glittering black-tie dinner at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground in Birmingham. The Education Awards is endorsed by a wide range of ambassadors, including Mayor of the West Midlands Andy Street.
James Norris, Assistant Principal for Commercial Development at Walsall College, said: “It’s an honour to be the winner of the Further Education College of the Year award. As one of the most successful colleges in the country, our skills and training provision is something we’re very proud of.
As one of the largest providers of 16-18 apprenticeship training in the West Midlands, we engage with over 500 employers and our success rates are 16% above the national average.
Winning the award is a testament to the amazing work our teaching staff and apprenticeship team do in ensuring that our students – both school leavers and adults – are equipped with the right skills and qualities to enter their chosen career path, and in turn become successful business people and highly valued employees.”