Farewell to Coulsdon CALAT

Posted on March 22nd, by Loren Dixon in Politics & Society. 1 Comment

Cuts and more cuts. There seems no end to them, says Loren Dixon, and CALAT is yet another victim

CALAT (Croydon Adult Learning and Training) was, and according to the council’s website still remains, a provider of ‘vibrant, high-quality adult learning experiences’ for local people, offering more than a thousand courses to 20,000 students and trainees each year. No longer, it seems.

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What does the future hold for further education in Croydon?

Posted on August 26th, by Sean Creighton in Politics & Society. No Comments

Croydon, like the rest of our country, must invest in education and skills, says Sean Creighton

The decision of the government to cut the English adult further education budget for 2015-16, once funding for apprenticeships is excluded, by 24% will decimate further education provision, leaving millions of the most vulnerable adults without access to any opportunity to improve their education or retrain and put thousands of jobs … Read More »

Arts career boost for Croydon teens

Posted on December 2nd, by CronxWire in CronxWire. No Comments

Club Soda, in partnership with Croydon Council, has been successful in securing £16,500 funding from the Department of Health for a project approved under the Autism Innovation Fund. 

Release begins: A council-funded project has won a £16,500 grant to give Croydon children with autism expert training towards a career in the entertainment industry.

 Club Soda has won Department of Health funding to train up to 30 young … Read More »