News added 05/03/15: Lee Stafford announces a new hairdressing training academy hook-up with Croydon College in greater London. His expertise, influence and commercial experience could prove an interesting boost to the reputation of college-based training. Watch this space!
For his part, Lee promises to visit the college regularly to work with students and staff, kicking off with putting the college tutors through an intensive 3-week training course. “I am very excited to be working with staff at Croydon College. They are the perfect partners as they share the same passions, standards and dedications as Lee Stafford Education (LSE). I am so passionate about the hairdressing industry and I want to communicate through Croydon College what a great career it can be – the creativity, the diversity, the opportunities – but I also want to help to raise the profile of, and standardise the profession and make hairdressing an industry of which Britain can be proud.”
Frances Wadsworth, principal at Croydon College said; “The Lee Stafford Academy will offer Croydon’s students top-quality training to develop their skills in a high-profile, commercial working environment. This partnership will help to raise standards to the highest levels, increase student confidence, professionalism, and really enhance students’ employability skills and their job prospects.”
Croydon College recently announced plans for a £3m expansion to its campus. This new academy will be a precursor to the works and will open in September 2015.
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