New, Black Country & Marches Institute of Technology opening in Dudley September 2021
The Black Country & Marches Institute of Technology is a major new £32.5m development based at the heart of the Black Country in Dudley, which will provide high-quality training opportunities with clear pathways to skilled jobs in the following sectors:
- Advanced manufacturing
- Modern construction methodologies
- Medical engineering
- Digital Technologies
The project will change the landscape of Dudley with the development of a three-storey 4,720m2 building sited on Castle Hill adjacent to the new Metro stop, the very Light Rail Innovation Centre and the Black Country Living Museum. Work on the new build is planned to start in February this year with the Institute open for learners in September 2021.
Specialising in higher level technical programmes the employer-led Institute will bring together the training offer of Dudley College of Technology in collaboration with key partners including the University of Wolverhampton. By providing industry-led training that is designed by employers with clear career progression the Institute will ensure young people and adults have the skills they need to build well-paid rewarding careers, while local businesses gain highly skilled and productive workers.
The Institute of Technology forms a key part of the Government’s biggest shake up to technical education in a generation. This includes introducing new T Levels, the technical equivalent to A Levels and more high quality technical programmes and Advanced Apprenticeship opportunities at level 4 and above.
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