THE head of the newly-formed Kirklees College is confident of success.
Huddersfield Technical College and Dewsbury College merged at the start of the month.
The new college’s principal, Chris Sadler, said: “It has been a challenging journey over the last year and I know the greatest challenges begin now.
“I am confident that everyone at Kirklees College will rise to meet those challenges with great energy, professionalism and commitment in the years to come.”
New college sites are planned in both towns.
In Huddersfield, Kirklees College is planning a £70m move to a new purpose-built building just outside the town centre.
It forms part of developer Strategic Site’s £175m Waterfront Quarter scheme.
This will transform eight acres of land between Chapel Hill, Manchester Road and the River Colne.
The land is now occupied by Sellers Engineering and Kirklees Council.
The college buildings are due to be opened in September, 2011.
In Dewsbury the college plans to move to a £30m campus on the site of the former Safeways supermarket on Bradford Road.
Last year the national watchdog group the Learning and Skills Council found that Dewsbury College had “serious financial problems” and should merge with the Technical College.
The merger came into effect on August 1.