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HoW College ignites future success following investment for engineering facilities from Worcestershire LEP.
Working in partnership with Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), Heart of Worcestershire College (HoW College) is set to embark on the first stage of a major capital project in engineering.
Complementing the government’s ‘Year of Engineering’, the initial £1.2million investment will give HoW College’s engineering students access to new and advanced engineering and manufacturing equipment alongside newly created electrical installation workshops and a Centre of Digital Engineering (CODE).
The project has been part funded following a £600,000 investment from Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership through the Government’s Growth Deal.
Speaking about the investment Nicki Williams, Vice Principal Corporate and Resources, said:
“We are very pleased to once again be working in close partnership with Worcestershire LEP to enhance and improve our facilities. This project will give us an exciting opportunity to invest in new technologies, create world class facilities and outstanding learning opportunities within the area of Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing.”
Gary Woodman, Chief Executive of Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership, added: “We know how important is to provide younger generations with the engineering and wider STEM skills that are needed for the future development of our local businesses. By investing in the latest in modern equipment for HoW College, we are ensuring that our future engineers have the greatest level of education available to succeed within the growing industry.”
In addition, over the next three years a further £8 million will be invested into the College’s curriculum area, commencing in early 2018, with the development of a new purpose built centre for Automotive Engineering and Plumbing and Heating Engineering.
For more information about HoW College’s engineering courses please visit howcollege.ac.uk
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