A Strong Future for Education
In early 2019, East Riding College conducted a review into its long term strategic options. This process was undertaken by the governing body to ensure that the College was in the best possible position for the future. Part of that review included considering expressions of interest from potential merger partners.
The College initiated the review and engaged confidentially with local stakeholders about the College’s future direction. The TEC Partnership were excited to explore a vision of a shared future with East Riding College as part of its collaborative partnership model and presented a compelling proposal inviting East Riding College to join the Partnership.
In June 2019 East Riding College’s governing body voted unanimously to accept the TEC Partnership as its proposed merger partner and it was announced that the College was working towards joining the TEC Partnership, one of England’s largest and most successful providers of further and higher education. This is a bold, positive and strategic choice made by both governing bodies with both long term sustainability and opportunities for growth and innovation in mind.
A Shared Vision
The merger of East Riding College with the TEC Partnership will bring together two organisations that possess a wealth of local knowledge and understanding. The newly-formed partnership will have a shared vision to drive the economic success and social development of the wider region. The well-established links that both organisations have will create opportunities to invest in the local economy, through education and training, developing our curriculum, learners, colleagues and facilities.
The consultation period ran from 10 February 2020 until 18 March 2020.