22nd January 2014
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Bolton College has bolstered its team by employing a new head of area for Engineering Technology and STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects.

Peter Alstead, 51, will take charge of the Motor Vehicle, Engineering Technology, Water Engineering and STEM. This will include overseeing the development of the STEM Centre, a multi-million pound state-of-the-art educational facility that is due to open in spring 2014, adjacent to Bolton College's existing campus on Deane Road.

Peter brings 20 years of experience in the education sector, having operated as head of area for engineering and construction previously in three higher and further education institutes. This is complimented with 15 years industrial experienced gained at British Aerospace Dynamics and more recently being employed in the post of contracts manager for a leading Manchester-based construction company.

When asked what he hopes to achieve for the college, Peter said: "Our aim is to implement a continual improvement strategy that encompasses quality of provision, with a focus on the development of a curriculum that is responsive and meets the needs of employers.

"We want to ensure that our students experience excellent teaching and learning enhanced with the best facilities. This will enable them to acquire the appropriate transferable skills that will ensure their future career aspirations and employment opportunities are fulfilled within science, technology, engineering and mathematics."

Marie Gilluley, Principal of Bolton College, said: "We're all very excited about Peter's appointment. His experience is unrivalled and we're confident his knowledge will prove a real asset for both staff and students here at Bolton College."

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