A new centre focusing on technology and science is set to be constructed in Essex, following the news that funding to the tune of seven figures has been secured for it.
This centre will be built by Colchester Institute using the government grant of £5m, and will lead to the safeguarding and creation of jobs for thousands of people. It will represent the second phase in the development of a 'Stem' hub that focuses on mathematics, engineering, science and technology innovation.
The project is the latest step in turning the campus into a centre of technological excellence, rather than a facility for further education. Colchester Institute's Alison Andreas stated that the awarding of the grant recognised the institute as being among the region's top training providers, adding: "We are on phase one of the Stem centre, which is due to be finished in April. This money will enable phase two, which will see us provide more apprenticeships and training in Stem areas."
Braintree will be the location for this new centre, which is set to offer training in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields to support enterprises based in the region. These companies will also be involved in the delivery of this training and the apprenticeships, to ensure that people get the skills needed to be able to meet their specific recruitment needs.
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