Kirklees College hit for six by partnership Date: 24/07/2015

Kirklees College and Huddersfield Town Football Club have been ‘knocked for six’ by the success of their collaboration.

The two organisations have been in partnership since the 2010/11 season, making 2015/16 the sixth successive year in a row.

And once again, Kirklees College is proud to be the Club’s official education partner.

Part of this role sees the college using its expertise in the realm of employment to help further improve the Club’s premiere business networking group – the Huddersfield Town Enterprise Academy.

The HTEA is a hub for businesses to network, create discussion and facilitate the local business community to work together more closely.

As the partnership has grown over the years, the two organisations have found more ways of working together to benefit the town and local community.

The college will also have a ‘dedicated match’ to showcase opportunities on offer including full time, part time and higher education courses and apprenticeships.

HTAFC Commercial Director Sean Jarvis said:

“Looking after our long-standing partners is of prime importance to our commercial team and, as such, we are delighted that Kirklees College has renewed for a sixth season.

“Kirklees College shares our ethos of giving back to the local community and working with businesses in our area, so there is a lot of natural synergy in us working together.

“We’ve got a fantastic relationship with the staff at Kirklees College and I look forward to furthering that in 2015/16.”

Kirklees College vice principal Melanie Brooke said:

“We are delighted to renew our partnership with Huddersfield Town FC for a sixth successive season. We have really enjoyed working with the club and have found the partnership to be mutually beneficial for both organisations to great benefit for the local community and area as a whole.

“This has been particularly successful through the Enterprise Academy which encourages local businesses to come together on a regular basis. Many of these businesses have linked up with the college to offer opportunities for our students through our KC Works project, explore skills training with us or find out more about Apprenticeships. We wish the Club well for the new season both on and off the pitch and look forward to participating in many more successful events with them.”

Businesses interested in joining the Huddersfield Town Enterprise Academy can join on Linked In and find out about future events and opportunities.

Enrolment dates for courses starting in September at Kirklees College are running throughout August. Visit www.kirkleescollege.ac.uk for details, call 01484 437070 or email info@kirkleescollege.ac.uk