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MP to meet minister over Mansfield college’s jobs threat

Ben Bradley, Mansfield MP.
Ben Bradley, Mansfield MP.

Mansfield MP Ben Bradley has backed the future of Vision West Nottinghamshire College in the town after it announced a huge restructuring.

About 100 jobs are at risk as the college bids to save £2.7 million in the face of cuts to its apprenticeship funding and falling student numbers due to a declining eligible population.

Mr Bradley said: “I have spoken with the college about this at length and am reassured the leadership are fully committed to delivering the best service and outcomes for students.

“Changes in student numbers nationally, and the way different aspects have been resourced nationally, have had an impact and halted what has been a decade or more of success and consistent growth in the college.

“However, through good leadership I have no doubt they will continue to be an excellent asset to our community for many years to come.

“I am meeting with the skills minister to discuss this specific case direct with Government on Tuesday.”

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