Alex is delighted that the Government decided to award Gloucestershire College £4m to build a state-of-the-art construction skills centre at its Cheltenham campus in Hesters Way.
For the first time ever, students and apprentices will be able to study construction here in Cheltenham.
Equipped to train 164 learners per week, the new centre will help deliver Cheltenham’s cyber and infrastructure vision by meeting the growing local demand for skilled workers, projected to be 6,400 each year by 2025.
Alex was pleased to meet on site with Matthew Burgess (Principal) and Andy Bates (Chief Financial Officer) to see work well underway on this exciting project.
"I am delighted that the Government is investing £4m in a construction skills centre at the University of Gloucestershire.
"Not only will this help deliver the skilled workforce needed for Cheltenham's cyber vision, M5 J10 and Air Balloon projects, but it will also create exciting opportunities allowing young people of skill and determination to go as far as their talents can take them."
This funding for GlosCol is on top of the Government funding for the £3m Advanced Digital Academy and £4m for the major ground source heat-pump green heating scheme.