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New Belfast Business School 'will lead the city to work'

Launching the new Belfast Business School are (from left) Marie-Thérèse McGivern, principal and chief executive of Belfast Metropolitan College; James D. Rooney, co-founder of the Harvard Business School Alumni Angels of London; and Christine Brown, head of the Belfast Business School

BELFAST Metropolitan College has launched its innovative new Belfast Business School, a £1.2 million investment to further enhance the teaching and training facilities in the e3 building at its Springvale campus.

The facility - opened by James D. Rooney, a co-founder of the Harvard Business School Alumni Angels of London - is expected to deliver creative and innovative professional and vocational courses focused on future industry and business needs.

Marie-Thérèse McGivern, principal and chief executive of Belfast Met, said: “This will firmly position Belfast Met at the heart of the economic debate and demonstrates our commitment to providing high quality professional courses to equip a modern workforce.

“As an award-winning college with a long track record of delivering high quality professional learning, we already offer a diverse range of business related courses.

"The Belfast Business School will continue to develop these and provide innovative lifelong learning programmes that are accessible, flexible and industry endorsed.

“We want to support individuals and local businesses to help drive economic growth in Northern Ireland. Today is about celebrating the work we have done and continue to do in ‘leading the city to work’.”

Mr Rooney said: "This is the right investment at the right time for Belfast's continued renaissance.

"Regardless of political boundaries the economy increasingly will be driven by ideas and innovation, and the Belfast Business School will better equip the local workforce to seize the moment and enable new partnerships with peer regions around the world."

With more than 120 full and part-time staff members, including a growing number of experienced industry practitioners, the new school will offer full-time and part-time professional programmes aimed at providing individuals with the skills and knowledge required to drive economic growth in the north.

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