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Evolve Military College celebrates new Burnley centre with prestigious opening event

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L-R Instructors Paul Game and Matthew Jones

Multi-award winning Evolve Military College is throwing open the doors of it’s brand new training centre in Burnley and holding a prestigious opening event to showcase the facility, which is set to change the lives of many young people in the area.

Evolve Military College bridges the gap between young people leaving traditional education and starting military training and offers a range of services to schools and young people post-16 in the Burnley and wider Pennine Lancashire communities.

The free event on Friday 1st November between 10.30am and 12.30pm is open to local businesses, youth service teams and educational establishments and will be attended by some of the town’s leading figures. The Burnley campus will be officially opened by The Worshipful the Mayor Councillor Anne Kelly and the Consort Mr John Kelly.

Evolve Military College delivers an alternative provision for young people who have left mainstream education through a unique course aimed at increasing their prospects of joining the armed forces and preparing them for life as a solider. The intensive qualification covers different areas of military life and students gain a valuable insight through a progressive training programme that fuses work experience, maths and English qualifications and military skills, values and standards as well as developing their physical health and emotional wellbeing. The end result is that they will be better equipped to face the military’s tough selection process and be equipped with transferable skills that will aid them through their military career – and beyond.

Situated on Athletic Street, the new training centre comprises of a completely refurbished facility with classrooms and exercise areas, as well as state of the art technology, to open up opportunities for young people in the area. The centre is staffed entirely by former military personnel.

Evolve Military College, formerly Military Standard Training was launched in 2016 year to bridge the gap between young people leaving traditional education and starting military training. It provides a robust, free of charge course lasting up to 26 weeks, to give 16-24 year olds the foundations and basic skills required for life in the forces. The programme offers an alternative route to higher education that helps young people to mentally prepare for leaving home for the first time when they join up.

Andy Emmett continued:
“We are extremely excited to be able to offer our course to young people in Burnley. The students who come through our doors often need guidance to push them in the right direction and to channel their energy in a positive way. They arrive as young kids but complete the course as highly focussed young men and women with a real sense of self-worth and pride in themselves and their community.”

If you would like to attend the opening event at Evolve Military College, Unit 3, 19 Athletic Street, Burnley, BB10 4LP, please call: 01282 570 660.