The latest development builds on the success of a similar venture based at our Portsmouth City campus and covering the south coast from Bournemouth to Brighton.
Called New Horizons, the centres are part of a massive worldwide network and they are official training partners for industry giants Cisco, CompTIA, Microsoft, IBM and vmware. Wholly-owned subsidiaries of Highbury College, they provide IT training to suit all needs, including Level 3 Apprenticeships in IT support and networking, web development, social media and digital marketing.
Guests of honour at the launch were Chris Eden, Chief Operating Officer of New Horizons Corporate; Highbury Principal and Chief Executive Stella Mbubaegbu CBE and Highbury Director iX Innovation Paul Rolfe.
“We set up the Birmingham centre because there’s a great need in the area for high quality IT training,” said Paul. “The uniqueness of New Horizons is our mentored learning and live on-line training.”
The centre is conveniently located in Broad Street, at the hub of Britain’s second city, close to the stunning Central Library building and to New Street station, which has recently undergone a £ multi million revamp.
The launch included a tour of the centre, four seminars and workshops in Windows 10 and Microsoft Office.