New £1.5m college building opened

From left are: Alex MacPherson (Business student), Amanda Mosek (Principle), Paul Kenney (Mayor of Boston), Peter Cropley (Boston College Governor), Kevin Damerell (Lindum), Agata Szal (Business student).
From left are: Alex MacPherson (Business student), Amanda Mosek (Principle), Paul Kenney (Mayor of Boston), Peter Cropley (Boston College Governor), Kevin Damerell (Lindum), Agata Szal (Business student).

A new £1.5 million facility that aims to help young people get into work has been officially openend by bosses at Boston College.

The ‘enterprise zone and library’, which covers the entrance of the college’s main campus on Skirbeck Road, aims to offer students opportunities to build theirjob prospects and meet employers.

Students will be able to speak to entrepreneurs, take part in workshops and meet employers for top tips on getting a job.

The building was opened on Thursday by the Mayor of Boston Coun Paul Kenny, who said: “I’ve been a local councillor in Boston for more than 20 years and every time I look at Boston College at every opportunity, they’re at every door trying to give opportunities to the students for the future.”

The building houses the college’s ‘learner services team’ and expanded art and design, photography, motor vehicle and hair and beauty facilities. There is also a new ‘teaching and learning hub’ and ‘quality team’ on hand.

Principal Amanda Mosek said: “The vision at Boston College is to be a brilliant college that transforms people’s lives and makes an outstanding contribution to the economic, social and cultural life of Lincolnshire.”

The new building is the latest improvement in two years worth of projects which have included a new sixth form centre for A-levels, the Peter Paine Performance Centre for sport, the Ingelow Centre, a university centre for higher education, a TV Studio, and a coffee shop and diner.