I opened the new office of Develop Hitchin last week.
It is a newly refurbished centre, delivering full and part time study programmes for 16-18 year olds and 19-24 year olds with an Education and Health Care Plan (EHCP). Each course is designed around individual needs including qualifications at level 1 and 2, careers advice and guidance. The centre will specialise in IT and digital skills, with close links to the job market and quality employers.
When politicians talk about social mobility, we often find it hard to explain what that means in practice. Develop Hitchin is going to help local young people get better skills which will give them a better chance in the world of work. That’s why I support it, and I was extremely honoured to be asked to open it.