Milton Keynes College has unveiled the identity of the local individuals and organisations who will be joining its prestigious 2017 Partners’ Programme.
Offering a route for local organisations to strengthen their business capabilities by tapping into the vast learning opportunities and provision of sustainable employability skills the College has to offer, the Partners’ Programme supports businesses of all shapes and sizes across the City.
Created in 2014, the Partnership Programme also underpins MK College’s corporate social responsibility bid, which was recently recognised by the Milton Keynes Business Achievement Awards under the Community Impact category.
As the leading Further Education provider in the area, MK College’s Partners’ Programme offers a variety of options and benefits to organisations including discounted room hire, preferential options on major sponsorship events and use of the ‘Official Partner of MK College’ logo and name.
With three defined routes leading into a partnerships with the College, each offers great value for the organisation or brand in return for their contribution and commitment.
In addition, each year the College selects individuals from organisations within the programme as true Ambassadors of the College, both within and outside of their organisation, awarding them with an indefinite status. Last year’s named Ambassador, Jean Gowin, Managing Director, Jeanius Consulting, comments: “I am delighted to continue as an Ambassador having been appointed last year. The College is at the very heart of Milton Keynes and I’m keen to support their ongoing work with local businesses and the wider community.
Strong supportive partnerships, that benefit both the College and businesses have never been more important, especially with Milton Keynes being such a vibrant and growing city, and Jeanius has benefited both from a business and employment perspective.”
This year’s Ambassadors are named as Paul Sharp from Kidsplay and Philip Smith MBE of MK Business Leaders.
Among the current crop of partners are many household brand names and major employers in the Milton Keynes area including NiftyLift, PJ Care and Movey.
The announcement of this year’s Partners, Friends, Associates and Ambassadors was made during the February edition of Business 200, the regular networking event from the College’s Business & Leadership Centre, on Tuesday.
“We’re delighted to be able to announce our Ambassadors, Partners, Friends and Associates for the coming months and beyond.” Comments MK College’s Commercial Director, Jane Horridge.
“By building relationships such as these, we’re helping to support the growth of locally-based businesses, which in turn is assisting the community of Milton Keynes and its growing industrial ecosystem.”
“Without the dedicated support and commitment of this network, the challenge of transforming lives through learning would be even greater and for that we are eternally appreciative.”
Find out how your business could benefit from joining the MK College partners’ programme or contact the Business & Leadership Team to discuss your requirements on 01908 684520 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.