We Make a Tech Bid
Our college is leading an East Anglian bid to get funding to create an institute of technology so future technicians and engineers can be trained.
It is working with The College of West Anglia, East Coast College, Suffolk New College and sixth forms across the region to bid for a slice of £170 million that the Government is promising for fund six to 10 institutes.
Nikos said: “We want everyone to work together because it’s a competitive process. It is for the region as a whole. We don’t want the money to end up in the usual places – Manchester, London Birmingham. We have so many national and international businesses in the region that deserve our support – if we don’t support them they will go somewhere else.”
The East’s Institute of Technology aims to provide the region’s advanced manufacturing, engineering, energy and digital businesses with a sustainable supply of technical professionals. It will work closely with universities and businesses to create the technical higher-level qualifications needed by large, cutting-edge and highly technical infrastructure projects.
But, at the other end of the ‘pipeline’, the institute’s partners will work with and train primary and secondary school teachers in the delivery of science, technology, engineering and maths subjects with the aim of raising aspirations and attracting students into the industries.