College awarded £5.8m to support skills training and employment

Bradford College has secured £5.8m worth of Government funding for its Garden Mills project.

This will create flexible training and educational facilities for digital, science, and allied health subjects.

The cash is the college’s share of a national £490m Government investment in skills training to help get more people into jobs.

It is designed to give students access to world-class facilities and more high-quality training opportunities to set them on a path to a rewarding career.

Education Secretary, Gillian Keegan, said: “This investment is about making sure students get the highest quality training in key subjects which are driving economic growth.

“That means access to top of the range facilities which prepare people for the workplace, filling skills gaps and levelling up the whole country.”

Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, added: “Investing in education and skills will unlock future growth, boost productivity and help build the skilled workforce of the future.

“That’s why we’re spending £490m to support high-quality teaching and world-class facilities in universities and colleges right across the country.

“Whether it’s in aerospace engineering or green tech, this funding will provide young people with the support they need to build a great career.”

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