Preston’s College to build on success with £13m STEM centre

Preston’s College has been awarded funding to progress plans for a multi-million pound Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) centre at its Fulwood Campus.

In a bold departure from traditional use, the new £13m STEM centre at Preston’s College will provide learners from all areas of its curriculum with the opportunity to work on live briefs.

This unique approach, which has employability and enterprise at its heart, is what helped the college secure funding, alongside endorsement from the Lancashire Local Economic Partnership and BAE Systems.

A CBI report earlier in the year stated that Science and Technology skills are in widespread demand and the College is committed to playing its part in providing the skilled workers of the future.

“Alongside our In-Zone, which encourages creative thinking and ideas generation, we envisage the STEM centre helping to plug that skills gap for many employers – providing the knowledge, skills and experience that local businesses are looking for. “One key factor with the new facility is that it’s not just a new science block to teach those subjects in, but a real hive of innovation and creativity for all our learners, the wider community and of course, the local businesses we work with.”

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