Cornwall College has a deep-rooted history in our area and has been at the heart of all further and higher education in Cornwall for the last 80 years or so. Recently, George Eustice, MP for Camborne, Redruth & Hayle took the time to meet the new Pincipal of Cornwall College, Dr Elaine McMahon alongside Dr Ian Tunbridge who's Chair of the Governors at the College.
The meeting was a chance for George to catch up with the new principal and hear about some of the great work that is going on. Before Christmas, it was announced that Raoul Humphreys, CEO and Principal of Cornwall College would be stepping down from his role. The college had a set back and some financial difficulties a couple of years ago after expansion and competition from Truro College. However, Raoul stepped in to take over the top job to shore things up. He had to take some difficult decisions, shedding a lot of staff and dropping courses. What is striking is that despite these tough decisions, he was highly regarded among staff. The way events unfolded, and the intervention of Whitehall officials has been unfair, but the important thing now is to help support the college getting back on its feet and facing the future. Since then, the college has continued to work hard to support its students and the college is continuing its great work in supporting the local community with around 800 apprentices currently training in areas such as plumbing, carpentry and engineering.
George said, "It was great to be able to catch up with Cornwall College and hear about some of the great work that they are doing as well as the challenges that they are facing. Cornwall College has a long history in our area and has been at the heart of all further and higher education in Cornwall for the last 80 years or so. As a former student of the College I know the great work that it does and how important a role it plays in the local community, and I will continue to support the college in its work wherever possible."
You can read more about George's thoughts on the college in a recent article that he wrote at: https://georgeeustice.blogspot.com/…/…/cornwall-college.html