Blackburn College officially open their Regional Automotive Technology Hub

By Dean

22 Aug 2014

Blackburn College officially opened their newest development today as part of their campus regeneration.

The £5.6m Regional Automotive Technology Hub (RATH) is set to revolutionise facilities for students who want to work in the motor vehicle industry.

Blackburn College’s new centre will accommodate a range of courses including Light Vehicle, Auto Electrical and Motorsport, which are accredited by nationally recognised awarding bodies City & Guilds and IMI Awards.

“The college used to be known as ‘The Tech’. I suppose now it should be known as ‘high-tech’.

Guests at the opening event were treated to a range of cars on display including the new BMW i8, a Skoda rally car and a host of Maserati’s, as well as an F1 simulator and The Stig.

“This is a fantastic facility, not just for Blackburn College but the whole of Lancashire,” he said.

“Hopefully it will inspire young people to pursue a career in the automotive industry."

“Students at Blackburn College will be able to access some of the very latest technology which will help to prepare them for a career in the motor industry.”

 

 

 

 

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