New training centre opens for young people with learning disabilities

November 26 2018

Up to 25 young people with learning disabilities from South Gloucestershire are now able to attend a training and teaching campus in Stroud. It was officially opened by Council Leader Cllr Toby Savage.

The Campus offers young people aged between 16 and 25 with special educational needs the opportunity to study skills across various industries, including catering and hospitality. Its kitchen facilities meet professional standards.  The centre is run in partnership with South Gloucestershire and Stroud (SGS) College. South Gloucestershire Council provided £540,000 of funding. 

SGS College Principal, Sara-Jane Watkins, said: “SGS College is delighted to partner with South Gloucestershire Council to offer such an exciting, new opportunity to young people requiring high-needs support.”