Students are benefitting from state-of-the-art engineering, robotic, manufacturing, motor vehicle and digital technology facilities thanks to a £4.6 million funding boost.
The Sheffield College has been successful in securing a grant to install the latest high-tech facilities and equipment at its Olive Grove Campus.
Based on Olive Grove Road, the campus specialises in engineering, motor vehicle, gas fitting and plumbing courses.
Andrew Hartley, Executive Director, Commercial and Operations, The Sheffield College, said: “We are delighted that our students are benefitting from this exciting multi-million pound investment.”
He added: “We are offering an up-to-date curriculum with some of the city’s newest cutting edge equipment in areas of future skills growth such as robotics and engineering technology.
“There has been a clear need to invest in developing this provision to meet the skills needs of employers, which will help our students go further in their careers and support regional economic growth.”
The facilities and equipment include:
The £4.6 million investment has been funded by a Skills Capital Bid from South Yorkshire’s LEP (formally known as Sheffield City Region LEP) and was approved in 2019.
The cash injection was primarily used to fund the expansion and refurbishment of facilities at Olive Grove Campus as well as at City Campus. The training programmes and activities that this project will support include:
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