FRANKLEY Military Preparation College is on the move and, along with another in Dudley, will be relocated in Birmingham City Centre on June 14.
The move is aimed at increasing capacity to 150 places and giving learners greatly improved facilities and better public transport links.
Military Preparation Colleges provide a range of academic, functional and health and fitness courses along with training in physical fitness, public speaking and communication.
The free-to-attend Military Preparation College (MPCT) is a Government-funded training provider that helps young people aged between 16 and 19 to build self-confidence, life skills and physical fitness.
All instructors are ex-British Armed Forces personnel who use their military backgrounds to help learners set and reach targets so they can progress to their chosen careers.
Occupying the fourth floor of the recently renovated Quayside Tower, the new centre houses up-to-date, fully equipped classrooms, making the venue ideal for an outstanding learning environment.
The city centre location will also provide access to a wide array of facilities including the International Convention Centre, The New Birmingham Library, National Indoor Arena and The Mailbox along with transport links via buses, the Metro and New Street Station.
Dan Shooter, Director of Business Development, said: “The move will be of enormous benefit, not only to our current cohort of learners but to the many more expected to follow in their footsteps.
“With the growth of our Midlands footprint, this new venue will allow even further expansion, allowing us to accommodate, support and inspire more learners across the city and beyond.”
Since their formation in 1999, MPCs across England Wales have prepared more than 4,000 young people for a military career and helped at least a further 12,000 into other areas of employment and training.
Visit www.mpct.co.uk or call 0330 111 3939 for more on Military Preparation College.