New Training Partnership set to put Bolton on the Map!

The ConnectED partnership brings together the expertise of Alliance Learning, Bolton College and the University of Bolton has been formed to create a one-stop-shop for Apprenticeships, Education and Training.

The ConnectED partnership is set to place Bolton firmly on the map, as a unique training collaboration within the North West.

All three organisations within the partnership are graded as ‘Good’ by Ofsted and deliver their training from state-of-the-art facilities in and around Bolton, as well as at employer premises.

The ConnectED group offer a wide range of education, apprenticeships and degree apprenticeships from Level 1 to degree level, providing the skills and knowledge that businesses are looking for to develop new and existing staff.

Kelly Perkin, Alliance Learning CEO had the following comments: "This is an exciting opportunity for all three organisations. Alliance Learning has been engaging with employers for over 52 years. To now be able to offer employers and apprentices a unique opportunity to develop up to level 7 is an exciting time. This will ensure we can upskill our residents to support Bolton’s 2030 Strategy, which will also boost the North West Economy."

Kate Wallace, Director of Apprenticeship for Bolton College and the University of Bolton, added: "The ConnectED brand brings an exciting opportunity for both Bolton College and The University of Bolton, who have a long and established reputation for delivering high quality training. We are looking forward to working together to ensure growth in Apprenticeships, education and training."

The website for ConnectED is now live and can be viewed

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