Progress continues on digital skills and enterprise hub

Construction is well underway for the Digital Skills and Enterprise Hub in Telford’s Station Quarter, a project set to offer advanced education and support for business start-ups.

Led by Telford & Wrekin Council in collaboration with educational partners Telford College and Harper Adams University, this initiative is poised to become a central hub for digital and business learning in the region.

The curriculum planned for delivery at the facility includes a range of digital studies, including computer science, infrastructure, and digital support.

Harper Adams University is set to offer a range of degrees, including Applied Data Science, Robotics, Automation & Mechatronics, Engineering Business Management, and Digital Manufacturing.

Graham Wynn, chair of Telford Town Deal Board, said: “The Towns Fund programme aims to rejuvenate towns and drive long-term economic growth.

“Through the Government’s Towns Fund program, Telford secured £17 million of funding to help advance the transformation of Telford Town Centre.”

Graham Guest, principal and CEO of Telford College, said: “This is a unique alliance between industry and education, elevating aspirations, shaping our future workforce, and contributing to economic success in the area.

“Our courses at Station Quarter 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 much more.”