A £691k project, including £483k from the Local Growth Fund.
The funding supported the purchase of equipment for the Manufacturing Skills Hub to enable a range of learning activity from bite-sized courses to full degrees in Electronic Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, in conjunction with Staffordshire University.
The equipment has included mechatronics distribution and sorting stations, robotic workstations, lathes, mills, welders, vehicle lifts, computers and workstations.
The project aims to support 414 apprenticeships at Levels 2-4, assist 638 full time learners leading to Levels 2/3 qualifications, over 200 higher education enrolments and over 82 bite-sized training courses.
£483k Growth Deal 1 funding
Aims to support 414 apprenticeships