College's exciting role in Telford's new 'Station Quarter'
Telford College will soon be opening a state-of-the-art Maths, Digital Skills and Enterprise Hub in Telford town centre.
The multi-million pound project is part of a major regeneration of the town’s ‘Station Quarter’.
It is a joint venture with Telford & Wrekin Council and other partners, working closely with some of the region’s key employers.
The building will provide hi-tech learning facilities, plus ‘business incubator space’ for start-ups in the digital sector.
We are delighted to be involved . . . it is a unique and ambitious alliance between industry and education, raising people’s aspirations.
It is also an opportunity to make our provision even more accessible to people across the borough, supporting local employers to ensure they can develop the sort of workforce they require.
The project is all part of our quest to help retain these important skills in the town.
Our Station Quarter site will deliver a new, dynamic and exciting package of courses focusing on digital, IT and maths skills.
It is a pathway to high-paid careers in sectors such as cybersecurity, AI, robotics, and other cutting-edge industries such as visual and augmented reality, cloud computing, 5G innovation, and more.
The hub will create the perfect environment for thinking outside the box, pushing boundaries, and encouraging entrepreneurs.
There will be courses for students aged 16-18, as well as part-time programmes and apprenticeships.
Why focus on maths and digital courses? Because they are a vital route to higher quality and better paid career opportunities.
The courses will be targeted towards equipping people for careers in sectors such as cybersecurity, AI and robotics, virtual and augmented reality, cloud computing, wireless technologies, 5G innovation, and a whole lot more.
The future of education needs to be built around imaginative and creative partnerships, and we are keen to work closely with colleagues across the business, school and local government sectors.
Collaboration with local employers is at the heart of everything we do at Telford College.
Statistics show that young people in Telford & Wrekin have aspirations which are lower than the national average.
We are committed to working with our partners to change this.
This new Station Quarter project has the potential to open more people’s eyes to what is possible, right on their doorstep.