Darlington College to develop training centers
A college in the NORTH East got Â£ 600,000 for two training centers to help people upgrade their skills.
Darlington College received funding to develop a business center for vocational qualifications and a high-tech training center for the advanced manufacturing and automation / robotics sector.
Program Manager for Professional Qualifications Sam Eason said: âNow is the perfect time for college as the country struggles to find a skilled workforce and the government moves six main departments to Darlington, including the Treasury.
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âWe will offer a professional qualification in all approved institutes, from level 2 to level 7 of masters, in accounting, purchasing, management, project management and HR. It will be industry specific and the centers will transform the way we work with businesses and public sector organizations. ”
She said adults would benefit from a professional environment away from younger students, while business executives would benefit from the opportunity to discuss their training needs in a professional business center.
Alan Jones, head of study programs for Engineering, Design, Automotive and the Arts, added: âAutomation has been identified as an area of ââtremendous growth – robotics is becoming the norm – as costs go down, putting machines within the reach of small and medium-sized businesses. Next September we will have a fully operational robotics lab with a production line where students can learn how to program, adapt, maintain and repair the latest robots used for the most repetitive production tasks. engineering skills, such as hand tool skills, but also long-term career development by developing a multitude of digital and technical skills including coding, science and materials.
Funding came from the Strategic Development Fund.
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