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Prime Minister and Chancellor Visit Capital City College Group

British Prime Minister and Chancellor’s visit to Enfield Centre highlights Capital City College Group’s commitment to innovative education and skills development in green and renewable technologies

Yesterday, we welcomed the British Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, and the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Jeremy Hunt, to our state-of-the-art facilities at the Enfield Centre, where we showcased our work in meeting the skills needs of the UK’s economy, and the visitors met students, apprentices, employers and staff.  

Prime Minister and Chancellor Visit Capital City College Group
20/11/2023 – The Prime Minister Rishi Sunak visited Capital City College Group – Enfield Centre, where he delivered a speech on the economy and then accompanied by the Chancellor of the Exchequer Jeremy Hunt, he met with students, apprentices and staff. Picture by Simon Walker / No 10 Downing Street.

The visit included the Construction and Engineering departments featuring a hands-on rail maintenance training track, train carriages and equipment that are used within the rail industry, and the newly launched state-of-the-art Wind Operations Training Centre, with specialist equipment and simulation exercises to train a new generation of wind power specialists. 

During the tour, Rishi Sunak and Jeremy Hunt had the opportunity to explore the training facilities, witnessing firsthand our emphasis on working closely with employers to support their skills needs and help Londoners into good quality, well-paid work. The visit underscored our role as a UK leader in innovative education and skills training, aligning our curriculum with the evolving needs of industry, and contributing to the UK Government’s targets to cut CO2 emissions and achieve skilled worker targets. 

During the visit, the Prime Minister reiterated the Government’s commitment to get young people the skills they need to get great jobs by providing a world-class education through the creation of a new Advanced British Standard qualification that will place technical and academic qualifications on an equal footing, teaching Maths and English to every child through to 18 years old, and by extending teaching grants to further education colleges.  

Prime Minister and Chancellor Visit Capital City College Group
20/11/2023 – The Prime Minister Rishi Sunak visits Capital City College Group – Enfield Centre. Picture by Simon Walker / No 10 Downing Street.

Angela Joyce, Chief Executive designate of CCCG, Pablo Lloyd OBE, Interim Chief Executive of CCCG, Kurt Hintz, Executive Principal of CCCG, and Robin Hindley, Vice Principal, led the tour, emphasising the significance of our specialised training centres. 

Angela Joyce commented: “We are delighted that Rishi Sunak and Jeremy Hunt visited CCCG’s Enfield Centre today to see the excellent work of staff, students and apprentices.  We are also pleased that our college was chosen to make the announcement, which we hope indicates an increased recognition from Government of the pivotal role colleges play in training the UK’s workforce”.

Angela went on to say; “This visit recognises our commitment to innovation in our curriculum and how we are building the next generation of skilled experts in green technologies”.

Kurt Hintz said: “Our Engineering and Construction Departments and Wind Operations Training Centre are prime examples of how we align our curriculum with the evolving needs of industries. This visit served as a testament to the hard work and dedication of our staff and students in shaping the future of the green and renewable technology sectors”. 

Level 3 Science student, Isaiah, said: “Studying [at Capital City College Group] I know it will open doors for me to choose different careers. For example, by doing science, I can do engineering, medicine, nursing…The college is really great. If you want to do anything, for example, Science, Pharmacy, Engineering…the college is crucial, because the staff are really helpful and the equipment is brand new”.

As CCCG continues to bridge the gap between education and industry needs, today’s visit serves as a recognition of our pivotal role in contributing to the national agenda for skill development and economic growth.

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