Your Future: Fantastic Facilities Make a Difference; FOCUS ON MATTHEW BOULTON COLLEGE

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Your Future: Fantastic Facilities Make a Difference; FOCUS ON MATTHEW BOULTON COLLEGE


PRINTING students at Matthew Boulton College are delighted at the arrival of the latest addition to their training resources - a pounds 500,000 printing press.

The computer-controlled 5 colour press will be housed in a completely refurbished print training centre of excellence which has been specially enlarged to accommodate the mighty machine.

Principal Christine Braddock said: 'Our students deserve the best. The new Print Training Centre is just one of a set of superb training resources at Matthew Boulton.

'Most of the College's students choose us because they know they will receive the very best service, whether they are re-training or preparing for a brand new career.

'What makes the difference is the quality and range of our vocational programmes backed up by expert staff.'

Creativity: Among the College's fantastic facilities are its Music Technology Studios recently opened by Robin Campbell of UB40.

These are complemented by other creative studies such as Performance Studies and Graphic Arts.

Demand

Design skills are taught using the very best of Apple Mac computers in the College's High Tech Centre.

In keeping with the demand for display skills in the retail and leisure industry, training is also available from a youthful team of staff who encourage a professional and creative approach to presentation techniques in services, retail and merchandising display.

Accommodation Ser- vices: A much sought after area of expertise at the college is in the field of cleaning, hygiene and environmental science.

The hub of the college's NVQ Centre of Excellence for cleaning science and accommodation services is a newly-opened training suite providing simulated environments for a wide range of work-related training and assessment.

Science and Health: One of the absolute gems at Matthew Boulton College is its fully equipped podiatry clinic and operating theatre which serves the needs of 20,000 patients per year - including the British Women's Hockey Team!

Using the very latest medical equipment, students learn to deal with conditions ranging from minor ailments of the foot and lower leg, to sports injuries and surgical operations.

The college enjoys a high reputation among health professionals for the high calibre of training in dental technology, pharmacy, health promotion, and food hygiene.

The superb new dental and pharmacy laboratories offer the very best facilities available.

Information Technology: The college has invested heavily in IT and has even issued laptop computers to all its teaching staff. Courses range from the reassuringly titled 'Computers for the Terrified' right through to advanced applications and the technical aspects of computing, software engineering, Computer Aided Design, and networking.

The College houses an academy for CISCO network training and is an accredited centre for a host of qualifications including the European Computer Driving Licence and Microsoft (MOUS) applications.

Student Success: Matthew Boulton students have enjoyed exceptional success this year. Growing numbers of students choose to study for higher level qualifications at the college which offers a range of HNDs and HNCs, Access to HE, and even full degree courses.

From September, students will be able to study for degrees in Engineering and Computing.

THE transformation of Matthew Boulton College over the past three years has been incredible.

From the vibrant new customer services centre to the state-of-the-art music studios, the college has invested heavily in new facilities, new equipment, and new training services.

Healthy Enrolments: One of the absolute gems at Matthew Boulton College is its fully equipped podiatry clinic and operating theatre which serves the needs of 20,000 patients per year - including the British Women's Hockey Team!

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