In August 2011, Barry College and Coleg Glan Hafren will merge to create Cardiff and Vale College or Coleg Caerdydd a’r Fro, one of the largest and most exciting further education (FE) colleges in the country. The creation of the new college, with a vision of being ‘Inspirational. Inclusive. Influential.’, is now rapidly gathering momentum, with Cardiff and Vale College becoming fully incorporated.
With this step the new Board of Governors for Cardiff and Vale College has been given full legal powers and is presiding over the development of this innovative new College.
This week saw the Vice Chair and Chair of the Board, Jacquie Turnbull and Geraint Evans respectively, along with students from both Barry College and Coleg Glan Hafren, celebrate this milestone with the launch of the Cardiff and Vale College logo.
In January, the Cardiff and Vale College Shadow Board took shape, with five governors from each College continuing to the Shadow Board, together with two representatives from the local authorities of Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, plus the appointment of three new members. Having now gained official legal powers, with the recent incorporation of Cardiff and Vale College, the Shadow Board has become the first full Governing Body of the College.
These are the members of the Cardiff and Vale College Board of Governors:
With the governing body in place, the first Principal of Cardiff and Vale College was appointed last month and will be announced soon. The Principal and Board of Governors will lead the development of the new College, implementing the vision of being an ‘Inspirational. Inclusive. Influential.’ College.
Today students from Coleg Glan Hafren and Barry College launched the Cardiff and Vale College logo, with the Vice Chair and Chair of Governors. The logo for Cardiff and Vale College was chosen through a two stage consultation process, which ran during February and March. The process, involving staff, students, Governors and key partners, attracted 630 online votes and the involvement of 300 people in focus groups. The Governors then decided to choose the most popular logo, with 37% of the votes.
A website and brochure for the new College will be launched in the next few weeks. These will contain facts about Cardiff and Vale College; the benefits to young people, adults, employers, staff and partners; a list of the College sites and questions and answers on the merger process. Copies will be available at both Colleges and will be used alongside the existing College prospectuses and websites, until after enrolment in September.
Jacquie Turnbull and Geraint Evans, Vice Chair and Chair of the Cardiff and Vale College Governing Body, said in a joint statement, “A great deal of hard work has gone into taking Cardiff and Vale College this far, while maintaining the high standards of teaching and governance of both Colleges. The board is in place, the vision established, the Principal appointed and Governors and staff across both colleges are working together to ensure Cardiff and Vale College is ready for 1st August. There will soon be plenty of information available to help learners, employers, partners and staff get excited about the new college and the benefits and opportunities it will bring to them and the region.”
Applications for both colleges will continue to be processed as usual from now to Summer 2011. Anyone who is currently on a course, has applied for a course, or secured a place on a course, at either Barry College or Coleg Glan Hafren will not be affected.
Notes to editors
Barry College and Coleg Glan Hafren are two established and well-respected further education colleges that have served individuals, employers and the communities across Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan for up to 50 years.
In August 2011, Barry College and Coleg Glan Hafren will merge to create Cardiff and Vale College or Coleg Caerdydd a’r Fro, one of the largest and most exciting FE colleges in Wales.
Apply now to be a part of Cardiff and Vale College.
Inspirational. Inclusive. Influential.
Ysbrydoledig. Cynhwysol. Dylanwadol.
Launch of Cardiff and Vale College logo, with Chair and Vice Chair of Governors, together with students of both Colleges, overlooking Cardiff and the Vale
For further information contact:
Marketing Manager, Coleg Glan Hafren
Tel: 02920 250438. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Marketing Manager, Barry College
Tel: 01446 725015. Email email@example.com
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