Wigan & Leigh College – Centre of Excellence in Engineering and Construction
Wigan & Leigh College received £603,000 from GMCA’s Skills Capital fund which was used to support a total project cost of £1.8million to improve the facilities at its Centre of Excellence in Engineering & Construction.
The project has seen students benefit from a new additive manufacturing laboratory as well as an extension to its current Social Learning Hub, creating more space for the increased number of learners.
This has ensured that the technologies of robotics, artificial intelligences, mechatronics, algorithm engineering and other digital technologies are fully embraced.
The state of the art facilities replicate modern real working environments that cater to the needs of both students and employers.
College Principal, Anna Dawe said: “The investment will see the expansion of facilities in response to significant growth in student numbers and will provide specialist accommodation for our degree apprentices and higher education students. The College’s ambition to continually improve and grow its industry standard facilities reflects the GM Work and Skills Strategy by focusing on value added and high employment.”