- Matthew Boulton College
Matthew Boulton College is a
Further and Higher Educationcollege situated in the Eastside of Birmingham, West Midlands. It has Centre of Vocational Excellence( CoVE) status in Print Media & Graphics, Business & Professional Services and Vocational Medical Sciences. The college is aiming to achieve CoVE status in Electronics & Technology, Performing Artsand Information Technology. [http://www.mbc.ac.uk/index.asp?SID=91 Matthew Boulton College - About Us] ] It currently offers 500 courses and teaches over 7,000 students. [http://education.independent.co.uk/higher/az_uni_colleges/article1208622.ece "The Independent"] ]
The college used to be on Sherlock Street, however a new £40 million site was constructed and opened in 2005 on Jennens Road, Eastside.
The College Vision is:"Inspire learning and achieve excellence."
The College Mission is:"To contribute to the economic development and regeneration of the Birmingham conurbation through the provision of high quality education and skills development."
Construction commenced on the college in 1893 and the classes began in 1895. It was then known as the Municipal Technical School, and taught around 2,000 students, with 34 staff. The classes available were
Chemistry, Physics, Mechanical & Electrical Engineering, Metallurgy, Mathematics, Handicraftsand Typography and Drawing. [http://www.mbc.ac.uk/index.asp?SID=99 Matthew Boulton College - Our History] ]
By the mid-1930s, a new site had been acquired in
Gosta Green. This was to become the College of Technology, Commerce and Art.
In 1951, the Suffolk Street building was renamed the Matthew Boulton Technical College, after the industrialist
Matthew Boulton, and the Gosta Green building, the College of Advanced Technology.
A new site was built on Sherlock Street and through the 1960s all of the courses were gradually moved there.
In 2008, Matthew Boulton and Sutton Coldfield Colleges merged for the 08/09 academic year.
Matthew Boulton and Sutton Coldfield colleges will merge with Josiah Mason to become "Birmingham Metropolitan" College, with a campus near the Canal in Central Birmingham.
The college has received
Investors in People, the Beacon Awardfor Dental Health, Quality Standards ISO 9001 and The Queens Anniversary Prizefor Further and Higher Education. [http://www.wmita.co.uk/member_directory/all/m/1/391/ UK IT Association] ]
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