Dudley Advance are a Made in the Midlands Gold Member
Here at Dudley College we recognise that being properly trained and qualified is probably more important today than it has ever been. Whatever you hope to do - find a job, train for a career, prepare for university - you’ll need the right skills and knowledge to prepare yourself. So if you’re looking for the widest possible choice of opportunities - check us out!
We offer hundreds of different courses and pride ourselves on providing a lively fun and caring environment. You’ll be valued as a person, encouraged to value others and to respond positively to high quality teaching.
The quality of our staff and resources make the college an exciting and enjoyable place in which to learn. If you choose to learn with us, you can be assured that we are committed to providing you with qualifications and skills to meet the demands of an ever-changing world and we want to enable you to move on to the world of employment or Higher Education with the confidence and self-assurance to succeed.
We look forward to welcoming you to Dudley College for some of the best days of your life.
Our vision for the future is this.
By 2019 we will be recognised regionally, nationally and internationally simply as ‘a great college’. We will consistently make a real difference to the lives of our learners, raising their aspirations and promoting their prosperity. As a driving force in the regional economy we will improve business productivity, adding gross value. Our stakeholders will be delighted with our innovative curriculum, our focus on technical, professional and higher skills and our inspirational facilities. For young people, adults, employers and wider partners Dudley College of Technology will be the ‘college of choice’.
Outstanding technical and professional learning, which raises aspirations, develops skills and changes lives.
We are eager to work with businesses who can play a part in the development of engineering skills and by joining forces, the college and engineering companies can secure a better future for the industry.
The partnership will be a two-way process and those companies involved will quickly see a return on any time and expertise invested – in fact if you are a partner you will be at an advantage in many ways…
-When you need to recruit you will have already met college students and pre-vetted potential candidates, saving on recruitment costs.
-Opportunities to train and develop your employees will be straightforward, numerous and provide lots of chances to refresh and expand skills.
-By contributing towards and influencing the college’s curriculum training will better meet the needs of your business and other engineering companies.
-Accessing equipment and facilities at Dudley Advance will give your company a competitive edge and could be free of charge.
-You will be able to raise the profile of your business in the media and with students and the business community through your association with Dudley Advance.
-You will be doing your bit when it comes to the corporate social responsibility agenda and supporting the younger generation.
In return, we want our students – your potential future employees – to gain real industry awareness as part of their training. Therefore, we are looking for employers who are willing to support this by providing such industry and hands-on experience through apprenticeships opportunities, internships, guest speakers, site visits for student groups, mentors or real work projects for our students.
What really sets Dudley Advance apart is the unique partnership that’s in place to bring Dudley College and employers together. With a shared goal to increase skills and ensure the sustainability of manufacturing and engineering industry in the region, those involved will tap into each other’s expertise, share industry knowledge, support emerging talent and utilise resources to help restore the Black Country’s position as a market leader in this sector.
Whatever your company does, its size or turnover, Dudley Advance can help your business. To be certain the centre meets your skills development needs, as well as giving your company access to some fantastic equipment, we are already talking to a number of local employers about the design of the building, the equipment employers need their staff to be trained on, and what type of training should fill the skills gaps across the sector. If you’d like to help shape the project, talk to us. We’re keen to find out what businesses like yours need, particularly smaller companies, as the new centre will support and impact on growth and success.