Today Prime Minister Boris Johnson chose Dudley College of Technology to make a major announcement about the government’s investment plans to boost the economy. Pledging to “Build, Build, Build” the Prime Minister vowed the government would tackle the problems created by the “lightning flash” of the pandemic by pumping investment into a huge programme of public works and by pledging £5bn towards developing the infrastructure of the UK. He also committed £12bn on affordable housing in what amounted to an investment prospectus of £600bn over the next five years.
Dudley College of Technology is supporting the Association of College’s skills recovery plan which sets out a number of measures that outline the way in which the further education sector plans to respond to the economic impact of Covid-19. The plan places a focus on maintaining high quality education and training for young people and adults, on preparing people for jobs as soon as these become available and on supporting adults who lose their jobs to train or retrain.
Dudley College of Technology and Avensys UK Limited are announcing an exciting new partnership, which will see the development of niche curriculum in medical engineering. Avensys UK Limited currently provide, maintain and support a wide range of medical and dental equipment serving MoD, private hospitals, NHS, CCG’s and Dental Practices. As demand for skilled medical engineers continues to as a result of Covid-19, this partnership will expand opportunities for learners at the college.
Dudley College of Technology is helping to support the NHS and communities across the West Midlands by using its state-of-the-art facilities and exclusive equipment during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a glittering ceremony held at Buckingham Palace, Dudley College of Technology has received a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Education. The Queen’s Anniversary Prizes are granted by Her Majesty the Queen, and are a UK-wide award recognising excellence, innovation and public benefit in work carried out by UK colleges and universities. The Prizes are the highest national Honour awarded in UK further and higher education.
A new construction plant training centre at Dudley College of Technology will help unemployed local people start a new career in the industry, thanks to funding from the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA). The centre in Brierley Hill will give adults the skills they need to work on major infrastructure projects in the region, such as the Midland Metro expansion, new business parks and cycle routes.
Dudley College of Technology has today been awarded a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Education. The Queen’s Anniversary Prizes recognise outstanding work by UK colleges and universities that shows quality and innovation and delivers real benefit to the wider world and public through education and training. The Prizes are the highest national Honour awarded in UK further and higher education.
Dudley College of Technology, one of the country’s highest performing further education colleges, has today announced the appointment of Neil Thomas as its new Chief Executive & Principal.
Rt Hon Gavin Williamson Secretary of State for Education visited the college yesterday (12 September) to see first-hand the work we are doing to support young people to gain the skills they need to forge great careers.
The Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government has today announced that Dudley is one of a select band of towns in the running for a share of the £3.6 billion Towns Fund. 100 localities are being invited to submit proposals for investment opportunities to transform local areas. Dudley is set to receive £25m towards the creation of a University Centre to complement other new developments in the area including the Institute of Transformational Technologies (IOT), which work began on in July this year.