The Federation of Essex Colleges (FEDEC), is a forum for the colleges in Essex. FEDEC exists to promote the collaborative work of its member colleges and their impact on the local, regional and national economy.
FEDEC is committed to improving the post-16 education, employment and skills opportunities available to the county's population, including businesses, communities and individuals.
Through the partnership the colleges jointly aim to:
Promote and advance the social and economic role, impacts and contribution made by the county's colleges and FE in general;
Work with key strategic partners to deliver unique partnership services and benefits to our provider network and our end users;
Collaborate and share good practice in order to improve the quality of education and skills training across our colleges;
Maximise the partnership's collective influence to advance FE and our beneficiaries interests through advocacy and lobbying;
Engage strategically with other organisations to access additional funding and project opportunities locally, regionally and nationally, where appropriate.
FEDEC Operation & Administration
FEDEC operates as a partnership with the Chair being one of the partnership's Principals. The Chair role is undertaken on a rotating basis. The current Chair of FEDEC is Dan Pearson (Principal USP College).
FEDEC is supported by an operational director, Katharine Ball. Communications with FEDEC should be made via the details provided on our Contact page.
FEDEC Key Statistics
FEDEC's eight colleges are a vital part of the Essex economy. This is in terms of their role as education and training providers, employers and as organisations at the centre of the county's towns and communities. Below are some key statistics which demonstrate the collective value and impact of FEDEC's colleges: