New head for multi-million business school

PUBLISHED: 12:30 17 July 2014

L-R: Andy Davidson, Karen Cornick, Jacqui Ford and Chris Lee.

L-R: Andy Davidson, Karen Cornick, Jacqui Ford and Chris Lee.


A NEW principal has been appointed to run Weston's £10million business school as prospective students gear up for its opening.

Karen Cornick was available to meet teenagers who are considering attending during a recent open day for the North Somerset Enterprise and Technology College.

The Weston College development, which will be built on the new Weston Business Quarter close to the town’s Helicopter Museum, will specialise in teaching science, technology, engineering and maths and opens its doors on September 2.

The initial development involved Tony Wilson, Andy Davidson and Chris Lee, with chief executive Jacqui Ford, but will run with Karen Cornick at its head.

She said: “Science, technology, engineering and maths are at the top of the employment and skills agenda and we need to ensure learners are equipped beyond their qualifications so that they are confident, resilient and ready to hold their own in all walks of life.

“By making work placements, live project briefs, and employer engagement an everyday part of each week, students will be able to place their learning within a real life business context, giving them the opportunity to excel beyond the classroom.”

NSETC, which is also sponsored by North Somerset Council, North Bristol Health Trust and the University of the West of England, (UWE), will open at Weston College’s South West Skills Campus in Locking Road, with an initial intake of 200 year 12 students.

They will then be transferred to the new site next year.

For more details call 01934 411477 or visit

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