Developing strategic relationships with the College provides our associates with access to many of the College’s facilities and services, as well as the expertise available across a range of subjects. These are a source of strength in which to foster community-college relationships that mutually benefit all involved.
The City of Liverpool College works in partnership with The Women’s Organisation and a number of leading community organisations to offer access to enterprise services via the Enterprise Hub.
The college and its associates will work with residents from a range of different communities across the city region to connect budding entrepreneurs with the Enterprise Hub, which provides access to start-up advice and support for students with a clear business idea, who are ready to consider self-employment as an option for their working career.
The Hub is steadily building on its thriving reputation of becoming a central hub for enterprise in the Liverpool City Region (Liverpool, Sefton, Knowsley, Wirral, St Helens and Halton).
The Enterprise Hub offers expert advice which includes:
The Enterprise Hub initiative is led by both The City of Liverpool College – acting as the accountable body – and The Women’s Organisation, acting as managing partner.
The collaboration between The City of Liverpool College and Tate Liverpool was established several years ago and born out of a shared desire to create a wealth of opportunity in which to exchange and impart knowledge. The partnership is built around the common goal of broadening participation in a diverse number of art and cultural projects, which aim to enhance and enrich the studies of students from a variety of backgrounds and cultures.
As part of the College/Tate partnership, planned activities include Creative Career days for college students; industry placements hosted by Tate Liverpool; student engagement via Gallery access and Tate Exchange – as well as free access to paid exhibitions and opening parties in Liverpool and London; invitations to Tate Britain and Tate Modern, which also include corporate private viewings; and guided tours of Tate Liverpool.
Over the years there have been a number of successful collaborations between College and the Tate, including the launch of a Creative Apprenticeships programme, which provided talented young people with an opportunity to kick-start their career in the creative and cultural industries. Another venture saw Tate Liverpool working with college staff in a number of community venues across the city to deliver bespoke courses in art and design. The partnership allowed access to both expertise and premises, and provided students with a number of opportunities to work with upcoming or leading artists, as well as a chance to exhibit their own work.
The partnership has proved to be a great success, not only for the organisations involved, but also for the students, people and communities in the area. Both partners are looking forward to a sustained and mutually rewarding collaboration long into the future.