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West Thames College London joins Collab Group London Colleges

Collab Group is pleased to welcome West Thames College as the newest member of the Collab Group London partnership. West Thames College is a successful, vibrant college of further and higher education located in the borough of Hounslow. Its inclusion will expand the geographical reach of our colleges into West London.

The college offers a range of vocational courses taught by industry professionals which give students the skills demanded by industry. The college also plays a key role in increasing the productive capacity of London through strong links with employers. West Thames can also claim state-of-the-art facilities which provide immersive and realistic learning environments serving a diverse population of both young and older learners alike.

We are delighted to welcome Principal Tracy Aust into this group and know that her expertise and insight will help to strengthen our network and amplify the collective voice of our group as the London skills system undergoes a period of considerable change.

Ian Pretty – Collab Group’s CEO said: ‘West Thames College London is a fantastic inclusion to our network of leading London colleges. The skills sector in London is going through an unprecedented period of change. With the upcoming devolution of the adult education budget, we need leading further education colleges to speak with a collective voice about how we make devolution work for all Londoners. The inclusion of West Thames college into our network will amplify our collective voice and ensure that we further education colleges continue to thrive across the capital. We are confident that West Thames College London will be a great contributor to our group.’

Tracy Aust– West Thames College London’s Principal said: I am really pleased to have been invited to join the group. I see real opportunity in working with our London partners to respond effectively to the changing landscape. Together we will create innovative solutions to meet the skills challenges that the capital faces.”

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