Over 250 graduates and their families gathered as Lincoln College celebrated its 21st graduation ceremony at Lincoln Cathedral on Wednesday.
Learners graduated in a wide range of subjects from herbal medicine and acupuncture to construction, engineering, business and teaching.
Local dignitaries, prominent employers and college staff joined the 260 graduates for a graduation reception in the grounds of Lincoln Castle.
Leader of Lincolnshire County Council, Councillor Martin Hill MBE, was the guest of honour and gave the graduation address.
Executive Member for Economic Development at the council, Councillor Colin Davie, was awarded companionship of Lincoln College for his significant contribution to developing its profile.
Lincoln College Group CEO Gary Headland said: “The delivery of higher education and higher skills to meet the needs of our local and regional employers is pivotal to us achieving our mission of being employer-led, producing a highly-skilled and productive local workforce.
“We are immensely proud of the achievements of all those who graduated yesterday.
“It was wonderful to see so many proud families, local employers, dignitaries and political stakeholders. I would like to thank Cllr Hill for attending and inspiring our students with his own story of lifelong learning and Cllr Davie for his ever present support, which we recognised with our highest honour during the ceremony.”
CIPD graduate and Regional HR Manager for Leaf Hospitality, Charlotte Ward said: “It was really exciting to graduate at the Cathedral.
“Not only am I now working in a management capacity but I now also have the qualification to sit alongside that. The College has great staff members who really helped me get back into study life.”
Lincoln College is still recruiting students to study on its degree courses this year and to reflect the time missed so far it will reduce the student fee.