Backstage Academy has been shortlisted for a prestigious Educate North Award in recognition of its industry partnerships.

Based at Production Park in Wakefield, the leading live event production educational facility is a finalist in the Business/Industry Collaboration HE/FE Sector — one of 19 categories. Now in its fifth year, the Educate North Awards is a prestigious awards event which celebrates, recognises and shares best practice and excellence in the education sector in the North.

In their awards submission, Backstage Academy highlighted the substantial impact their industry partnerships have on the development of their students. The institution’s partnerships take a variety of forms including product support from manufacturers of live events technology, masterclasses & specialist training from industry professionals and work placement opportunities.

“We are delighted to be recognised for our industry partnerships. Our entire ethos centres around employability, and therefore specialist industry collaboration is vital,” commented Backstage Academy Industry Partnerships Director, Miles Marsden, “It is gratifying to be recognised for our partnerships with industry. They are central to everything we do here at Backstage.”

The Educate North Awards’ search for the region’s best university, further and higher education sectors culminates in a gala award night at the Hilton Hotel on Manchester’s Deansgate on April 25.

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