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Student to benefit from Science Engineering Innovation Centre

Published: Saturday, 17 September 2016   Category: All Graduate Jobs News

Runshaw College’s new high-tech Science Engineering Innovation Centre (SEIC) worth £6.2 million is set to improve the skills of local students.

The SEIC includes cutting-edge laboratories, equipment and workshops that will allow up to 400 new students a year to study science and engineering.

The centre is set to formally open later in September, however, a preview was given to the chair of the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership (LEP), who helped fund the development, Edwin Booth.

Students have shown their delight at being able to study in such a cutting-edge facility, which will allow them to learn key skills that will make them more employable in the future.

Network of modern centres

The LEP is investing a total of £30 million in Growth Deal Skills, funding a network of modern centres across Lancashire, of which Runshaw is the latest to be launched.

As the centres continue to open over the next few years it is hoped that they will create thousands of places for young people to receive extra training.

Supporting the expansion of the skilled workforce via the centres is a key aspect of the LEP’s ambitious strategic growth plan.

Simon Partington, Principle of Runshaw College, said: “It is a real pleasure to have this partnership with the LEP, the SEIC is a remarkable state of the art facility that our young people, who travel from all over the North West, will benefit from for years to come. “

Skills require to take up employment

Due to the centre’s facilities, young people will be able to learn the skills needed to take up employment in a range of industries, including medical and scientific professions as well as aerospace and advanced manufacturing.

Runshaw aims to transform science and engineering skills training locally, in terms of both quality and volume, by combining university qualifications and apprenticeship programmes.

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