14th October 2005
CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE FOR FOOD INDUSTRY
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training centre for the food industry in south
Chairman of the Lincolnshire & Rutland Learning & Skills Council,
presented a plaque to John Godfrey, Chairman of the Governors at the
The facility now holds CoVE status in food manufacture and currently supports over 3,000 part-time students representing 96 companies including 32 multinational, multi-site organisations and 64 small to medium-sized enterprises.
CoVEs are specialist areas of vocational provision designated by the Learning and Skills Council which aim to produce appropriately qualified and skilled workers with employment and career prospects which meet the needs of the economy.
“This is a brilliant facility but it’s the people that make it what it is, not just the equipment that’s here,” Mr Begy told invited guests at the ceremony.
“The most important thing is that the university has forged partnerships with employers, which is fundamental.”
Among others to speak at the ceremony were Steve Broadbent, General Manager of
Geest’s Welland Fresh Foods and Director of the Spalding site,
“We now have at Holbeach a training facility which I believe to be one of the best in the country and which will enable employers to develop their own technical operators technologists and managers of the future supporting the success of the food industry in Lincolnshire and the East Midlands,” said Val Braybrooks, Director of the Holbeach campus.
Caption: (left to right) John Godfrey, Chairman of the Governors at the University of Lincoln, Roger Begy, Chairman of the Lincolnshire & Rutland Learning & Skills Council, Professor David Chiddick, Vice Chancellor of the University of Lincoln, and Val Braybrooks, Director of the Holbeach campus.
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