Middlesbrough is one of the most diverse, urbanised and densely populated local authority areas in the region and has developed to service the rapid growth of the wider Tees Valley economy from the industrial revolution of the nineteenth century onwards, with the river bank and the surrounding areas providing the major source of local employment in the iron and steel, shipbuilding, heavy engineering and petrochemical industries.
Middlesbrough College serves a population in Middlesbrough of 138,700 (Middlesbrough Council Strategic Plan 2011 / 2012) and attracts many students from other parts of the Tees Valley & North Yorkshire including Darlington, Hartlepool, Redcar & Cleveland, Stockton and Northallerton.
Middlesbrough is an hour away from the major cities of Newcastle, Leeds and York and is within a few miles of the coast which stretches from Scarborough on the North Yorkshire coast to Seaham and beyond. For more information on Middlesbrough and the surrounding area then visit webpage here - http://visitmiddlesbrough.com/
Major development is currently taking place around Middlesbrough College on the Middlehaven Site, with the College being seen as a major hub for this investment and indeed is looking to invest a further £20 million over the next 3 years on a number of schemes having invested £68 million in 2008 on a state of the art building and a £7 million Sixth Form Centre in 2012.
Visit the College’s Website at www.mbro.ac.uk
for further details.