New learning facility opens at Kirklees College

Kirklees College, which is one of 13 partners in Go Higher West Yorkshire, has opened a new learning facility dedicated to higher skills and higher education in Dewsbury.

The Pioneer Higher Skills Centre will offer a wide range of vocational courses in areas such as art and design, business, computing, counselling, teaching and hair and beauty. The subjects will be taught by industry professionals to equip learners with the knowledge and skills employers demand.

The Centre, which is located in a Victorian Grade II Listed building, combines a mix of modern facilities while maintaining many original heritage features. The building was transformed into a state-of-the-art facility as part of a £14 million restoration and refurbishment project.

It will support the wider community with the hair and beauty salon, café and conferences spaces being open to the public so they can contribute to the town’s social and economic development.

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