REASEHEATH College principal Meredydd David says employers are queuing up for graduates of the Nantwich centre for agriculture.
Speaking at the graduation day of the land-based studies college, he said more than 92% of students achieved their qualifications this year and there were excellent job opportunities available to them.
The college is also revelling in a number of successes with excellence in teaching being confirmed by reports from OFSTED and the Adult Learning Inspectorate.
The college has received a glowing report from the Care Standards Inspectorate on the quality of the support and care provided to students.
Mr David also welcomed Crewe and Nantwich Borough Council's planning approval of a multi-million pound investment programme which will change the face of the college.
Three phases of the proposed development have been given the green light by members of the borough's development control committee, and a fourth element will go before the committee later this month.
Mr David told a packed audience of parents and students: 'This excellent news will allow the college to progress the final steps of the approval process with the Learning and Skills Council.
'The development is planned to commence in the autumn, enabling next year's learners to benefit from facilities of an even higher standard than they enjoy at present.'
The three-year building programme will include a covered riding arena, a purpose-built animal management centre, new construction workshops, enhanced agricultural technical training facilities, a new learning resource centre, a new IT teaching centre, new hostels and new catering facilities.
Mr David added: 'The enhanced facilities will cater for continued growth in student numbers as well as meet the increasing needs of learners, communities and industries.'
These include partnerships with local schools, with around 300 14-to 16-year-olds receiving vocational training at Rease-heath, and national professional training programmes for companies such as the National Trust, Case New Holland and JCB. Reaseheath's role in helping rural communities and businesses to prosper has continued through its rural business and advice centre, which is being funded to the tune of £1.2 million by the North West Development Agency.
Awards to 600 students were handed out by the principal of Harper Adams University College in Shropshire, Professor Wynne Jones and by Sir Donald Curry, chairman of the Implementation Group for the Government's Sustainable Farming and Food Strategy.