COVENTRY College has backed Coventry’s year as UK City of Culture with a major partnership.
The College, based on two campuses since the merger of City College and Henley College, is supporting the Coventry City of Culture Trust as a City Champion.
The partnership will help the Trust to deliver a 12-month programme of events and activities across the city from May 2021, as well as leaving a legacy of change for Coventry.
Martin Sutherland, chief executive of the Coventry City of Culture Trust, said: “We are delighted to welcome Coventry College as a City Champion.
“It is a mainstay of the city and we look forward to working with Coventry College and its team to engage the fresh talent that study there each year.
We truly believe that through investing in skills we can secure a meaningful legacy for the city.”
Gemma Knott, assistant principal business growth of Coventry College, said: “Culture is at the heart of every programme, course and job prospect that we offer. We want to see our city placed on the map as the innovative and forward thinking place we know it to be.
“Our staff, learners, employers and stakeholders demonstrate creativity and innovation in all that they do, and the College is inspired to showcase and harness this talent through the UK City of Culture 2021 programme.
“We continue to encourage our community to dream big, to understand the importance of culture and to engage with the life-changing opportunities that it brings.”