Next week’s Southampton City College Awards will celebrate the fantastic achievements of local students throughout the year, and we are proud to be sponsoring two crucial awards.

There were some fantastic categories to choose from, and we opted to sponsor the awards for achievement in ‘Access to Higher Education’ and ‘ICT’.

Matt Hopkins, Managing Director of Vertical Leap, expressed his enthusiasm for the awards, saying: “The students at Southampton City College represent a very exciting future, and I’m thrilled that we’re able to sponsor two awards.

Marketing is an industry in which education and technological prowess is pivotal. At Vertical Leap we consistently push the boundaries of technology, and if companies like ours are to continue doing this it will require young talent with an unparalleled understanding of ICT, like the students being recognised at this event.”

More than 40 students and apprentices will receive awards at the Oscar-style event, and several businesses will also be applauded for their commitment to student and staff training and development.

Other areas of student achievement to be recognised on the night include awards for ‘Health and Social Care’, ‘English for Speakers of Other Languages’, and ‘Learning Difficulties and Disabilities’.

We’d like to congratulate all of the students at Southampton City College and wish them all the very best for the future!