Adrac’s Commercial Director Will Montague was quizzed by BBC Radio Lancashire presenter Brett Davison on Friday about the company’s involvement in education.
After introducing Adrac, Will explained why we are so enthusiastic about supporting the ground-breaking new Studio School in Hyndburn.
Adrac, which is a full-service internet marketing and hosting company, will be offering students real projects to fulfil as well as apprenticeships.
He said that it was important to fit education to the workplace and instil professional values and high quality of work.
The Studio School’s approach is the right idea because learning and teaching is also about preparing them for a competitive business environment, he went on to explain.
His interview came after the official launch of the Studio School by Lord Hill CBE, Parliamentary Under-Secretary Of State For Schools.
Hyndburn Studio School is the first in the county and will cater for 14 to 19 year olds. Its remit is to address the gap between skills and knowledge that young people require to succeed in their careers, and utilises a range of local business expertise – like Adrac’s – to do this.
You can listen to the interview on BBC iPlayer for another few days before we get a copy of the recording from Radio Lancashire. Will’s interview starts at 1:33:32.
FULL PHOTO CAPTION: (Back row L-R) Michael Hunt, Chief Executive of Hyndburn Leisure Trust – Will Montague, Commercial Director, ADRAC – Ivan Lynch from Mercure Dunkenhalgh; (Front row L-R) Penny Heys, Business Relationship Manager Studio School – Hilary Mcgonagle, Studio School Head – Lord Hill of Oareford CBE Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Schools, Chris Ford from Mercure Dunkenhalgh.