College's exciting role in Telford's new 'Station Quarter'
Telford College will soon be opening a new state-of-the-art Maths, Digital Skills and Enterprise Hub in Telford town centre.
The multi-million pound project, helping to provide skills for some of the UK’s fastest growing business sectors, is part of a major regeneration of the town’s ‘Station Quarter’.
It is a joint venture with the University of Wolverhampton, and Telford & Wrekin Council, working in close partnership with some of the region’s key employers.
The four-storey hub will provide hi-tech learning facilities, plus around 1,300 square metres of ‘business incubator space’ for start-ups in the digital sector.
We see this as 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.
It’s all part of our quest to help retain these important skills in the town.
The new Telford College base will provide an innovation centre and accelerator hub for employers, with close links to schools, business support organisations and community groups.
Why maths and digital? Because they are a vital pathway to higher quality and better paid career opportunities for the people of Telford.
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.
It is hoped that the new building will be ready to welcome its first students in September 2023.
In the meantime, a pilot project is already up and running at nearby Addenbrooke House, giving current students a taste of what the new hub will be able to provide – and the convenience of its town centre location.