The Secretary of State for Education has approved the Coast to Capital (C2C) area bid for a new Institute of Technology.
Led by Chichester College Group (CCG), the C2C consortium includes NESCOT and the universities of Sussex and Brighton. The initial £13 million of funding will enhance higher level skills training, with a new state-of-the-art hub and specialist satellites for delivery at locations across the region.
The investment will create new cutting-edge facilities for higher level technical training with a focus on digital and sustainable technologies across a number of sectors including engineering and construction.
Frances Rutter, Chief Executive and Principal at Nescot, said: “We are delighted to be working in collaboration with partners to develop the future of STEM education. Institutes of Technology inspire people of all ages to challenge themselves and invest in their skills. Nescot’s expertise and values fit perfectly with the IoT ethos and it’s very exciting to be part of this successful regional project.”