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MEDIA RELEASE
Issued: June 12, 2017
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Youth councillors support college's turnaround efforts

Epping Forest College continues its effort to better understand the needs of the community as it plans its future provision. 

Principal Saboohi Famili and Deputy Principal Phil Hall met with Epping Forest Youth Council  to gain their input as to what the young people of the district value from their local further education college. 

The youth council features some 25 democratically-elected young people aged between 13 and 19 years from all parts of the Epping Forest district.

The youth council is non-party political and represents the voice of young people at a local level at public meetings and events. 

Youth councillors are regularly consulted with by providers of key services for young people.

The youth councillors were generally impressed with the college with many expressing their will and desire to support the college to promote itself more widely. 

Mr Hall gave a short presentation about the recent rapid improvements at the college since its last inspection last November and gave an overview of the college, which has some 1,500 full-time students, and offers some 140 courses mainly at Level 1, 2 and 3 (Level 2 is GCSE Level, Level 3 is A-Level).

The college also offers industry standard qualifications, for example IMI for Motor Vehicle, CACHE for Childcare, UAL for Art & Design - preferred by industry and universities. Its facilities include a gym, theatre, salons, TV studio, dance studio, extensive IT facilities - PCs and MACs with Office 365 and specialist software - while The Learning Lounge provides open access study facilities.

Meeting chairman youth councillor Raajveer Singh thanked the college for hosting the meeting and said he was impressed with the facilities available at the college.

Meeting vice-chairman youth councillor Marley Chick said: "I am very pleased to see the senior staff at Epping Forest College are keen to engage with young people and it is evident and very encouraging that the college is taking this process seriously.

"I wish the college the very best of luck with its future plans."

College principal Saboohi Famili said the college is turning itself around at pace and with great drive for success. 

She said: "We are very aware that we cannot do this alone and will take our responsibility to bring about the necessary changes to our local college very seriously in order to make Epping Forest College the first choice option for many."

She added that youth councillors offered some very pragmatic and practical advice and suggestions for improvement which would be taken on board.

She said: "It is a great pleasure to work with talented young individuals as we plan the future of our college."

Deputy Principal Phil Hall said: "It is pleasing to know there is genuine interest in supporting the college to take its message out to the community and showcase what Epping Forest College is already offering and is capable to provide moving forward."
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