Long-serving Portland College staff are honoured

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LONG-SERVING members of staff at Portland College have been recognised for their dedication at a special ceremony.

The college, which is on the Mansfield and Ashfield border and caters for people with disabilities, recognised 30 staff members who came from a number of departments including care and education.

The ceremony was hosted by college principal and CEO Dr Mark Dale along with chairman of the board of governors Hugh Matheson and staff were presented with a certificate and a gift for being at college for five, 10 and 20 years.

Two of the college’s employees, Iris Martin and Dave Hill, were this year’s recipients of the 20 year award.

Dr Dale praised the hard work and commitment of staff.

He said: “We are delighted to recognise the hard work and dedication of our staff who have helped Portland continue to provide the best possible education and care for people with disabilities.

“Portland College continues to be a superb environment to work in and we are genuinely delighted that such a large percentage of our workforce have been employed by us for many years.

“It is also pleasing to acknowledge that over 85 per cent of our staff live within the Mansfield and Ashfield area and we are committed to providing employment and opportunities for local people.”

Pic cap - College principal Dr Mark Dale, Dave Hill, Iris Martin and chairman Hugh Matheson.