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Work set to start on new £12.4 million Tresham campus

Published: Sunday, 28 August 2016   Category: All Graduate Jobs News

Work is set to get underway on Tresham’s new £12.4 million campus, which will provide manufacturing and electrical engineering opportunities for young people and adults.

The college of further and higher education has already secured £11.4 million of funding for the project via the Northamptonshire Growth Fund, supported by Northamptonshire Enterprise Partnership and Northamptonshire County Council. 

Upon completion, the campus will be equipped to provide learning opportunities for up to 600 young people and adults, offering courses in electrical engineering, manufacturing, motor vehicle technology, creative media, product design as well as forensic and medical science.

A maths centre will also be built in order to meet the skills gap identified in the north of Northamptonshire.

Planning permission for the building was granted in 2014, and now the full amount of funding has been raised the campus will be open to students for the 2017/18 academic year.

It is hoped that the building work will not produce much disruption to students, and plans are in place to provide training at an alternative campus or off-site location.

Final piece of the jigsaw

According to Tresham principal, Stuart Wesselby, the new campus in Wellingborough will be the final piece in the jigsaw to provide modern, fully equipped learning environments for school leavers, employees and adults in and around north Northamptonshire. 

Tresham has shown commitment to creating learning opportunities for everyone, and due to the funding obtained the new project is now able to move forward.

The development will provide major opportunities for young people and adults, and will also facilitate a learning provision leading to the closing of Northamptonshire’s skills gap both in the short-term and in the future.

The borough council in the area has championed the development in the hope that it would have a positive effect on the provision of educational facilities but would also attract others to the courses on offer.

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