Courses being dropped fear as Thurrock Lib-Dems call on South Essex College to rethink proposals

Moving the South Essex College campus from the current location at Woodview to Grays Town Centre could mean important and valued course being dropped, Thurrock Liberal Democrats have warned.

They have added that it is unclear whether the new site will have enough floor space to accommodate many of the vocational and trade courses such as engineering, bricklaying and carpentry that are available at the current campus.

Commenting on the concerns, local Lib Dem campaigner Claire Jones said: “People I have spoken to across Thurrock have expressed their concerned that these courses will be dropped.

“With youth unemployment at the rate it is in the borough, this is no time to be reducing access to vital courses that will assist young people in getting a job.

“The young people of Thurrock deserve better than the uncertainty caused by this unpopular relocation.

“I call again on South Essex College to rethink their proposals.”

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