Posted on: Tuesday 19 October 2021
A new £24m centre for all post-16 education in Torfaen will be officially opened this week.
Coleg Gwent’s Torfaen Learning Zone, in Cwmbran, opened to students in April.
Since then, more than 1,300 students have enrolled onto A-Level courses, a range of vocational qualifications, foundation degrees and the Welsh Baccalaureate.
On Thursday, students will welcome senior members of Torfaen Council, Coleg Gwent and local politicians including Member of Senedd Lynne Neagle at the official opening, which has been delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The new centre, which has state-of-the-art facilities including a music and media suite, performance hall and science laboratories, is next to Morrisons supermarket and has excellent public transport links from across the borough.
The new centre replaced three English medium sixth form schools in Pontypool and Cwmbran.