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Empowering future engineers

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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For Further Information, please contact:

Hannah Griffiths

Marketing Manager

Heart of Worcestershire College


t:  01527 572885

e: hgriffiths@howcollege.ac.uk



Notes to Editors:

  1. ‘Heart of Worcestershire College’ is the result of the merger of North East Worcestershire College and Worcester College of Technology and became operational from August 1st
  2. The College has key sites in Bromsgrove, Malvern, Redditch and Worcester supporting training needs across the county. It provides education and training to a wide range of segment areas. These include delivery to Pre- 16 Learners, 16-18 Learners (vocational courses and Apprenticeships), 19-24 & 24+ Adult Learners, Learning Difficulties and Disabilities (LDD) Learners, Employer-based Learners, Professional and Higher Education Learners and NEET provision.
  3. The College has an approximate turnover of some £40 million, with approximately 20,000 learners. It is one of the largest employers in Worcestershire, employing approximately 1000 staff.