Lincoln College Group signs new China training contract

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Lincoln College Group has signed an eight year contract worth around £1.2 million in China to deliver business training.

The contract, with Chengdu Industry and Trade College will be to deliver joint Higher Diplomas in International Business.

The first intake of around 100 students will begin their studies from September 2018.

This addition, LCG’s export business will provide continued investment in education and training in Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire.

LCG CEO Gary Headland said the Group’s growing export business was enabling improved outcomes for students in Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire.

He said: “We are delighted to be expanding our work in China to incorporate a joint programme with the Chengdu Industry and Trade College.

“At home and abroad we apply our mission of creating a highly skilled and productive local workforce for employers and we will be working hard to ensure this programme reflects the needs of regional firms in China.

“Crucially, additional income generated overseas enables investment in education and training here and it is having a tangible and significant impact on outcomes for our students.

“Our recent results across further education, A-levels and higher education demonstrate we are improving literacy and numeracy, a key requirement of employers, and improving the career prospects of our students.”

This new contract represents LCG’s third partnership programme in the Sichuan province China.

The Group has been running joint programmes with Sichuan College of Architectural Technology for Construction and Chengdu Polytechnic for Accounting for a number of years to more than 1,000 students in the region.