Christopher Whiteside MBE is Conservative County Councillor for the Egremont North and St Bees Division of Cumbria County Council. The division includes St Bees, Bigrigg, Wood End, Moor Row, part of the Mirehouse area of Whitehaven, and surrounding countryside.
He is also deputy chair (political and campaigning) of the North-West region of the voluntary wing of the Conservative party.
Chris lives and works in Copeland with his wife and family.
Friday, April 09, 2021
Investing in British colleges
The government has announced that sixteen colleges across England will benefit from transformative investment to upgrade their facilities, creating more excellent places for people to learn and get the skills they need to secure great jobs.
As we recover from this pandemic, it is vital our colleges continue to be great places to learn with excellent facilities.
That is why the Prime Minister launched the £1.5 billion Further Education Capital Transformation Fund to rebuild colleges that are modern, fit for purpose and meet the needs of students and the communities they serve. The next sixteen colleges in England most in need to upgrade and revitalise their estates will now receive their funding.
This will help make sure that every student can access high quality education and training no matter where they live as we build back better and spread opportunity across the country.