City of Wolverhampton College is leading the way in driving up skill levels across the city, with three new developments set to provide first-class training facilities for local people and further cement its position as a leading education provider in the city.
With the planned expansion of public transport systems across the region, there is a need for skilled operatives to work on the construction and maintenance of train lines, tram routes and stations – and to meet this demand, the college has launched a Transport, Rail and Infrastructure Academy, funded by West Midlands Combined Authority, to give local people the skills needed to work in the sector.
Working with training partner National Infrastructure Solutions, the college operates training sites at its Wellington Road campus, in Bilston, and the Black Country Innovative Manufacturing Organisation, in Dudley, with sites in Aston and Coventry due to open later in the year.
For those wanting to work in the automotive or engineering sectors, September 2024 will see the opening of the college’s new purpose-built Advanced Technology and Automotive Centre — kitted-out with the latest industry-standard equipment and facilities — at the Wellington Road campus.
And, in the 2025-26 academic year, a new city centre campus – part of the multi-million-pound City Learning Centre vision being led by City of Wolverhampton Council – will provide state-of-the art training facilities for students doing qualifications in business, catering and hospitality, computing and IT, creative and digital media, early years, hairdressing and beauty, science and travel and tourism, as well as a performing arts centre and a dedicated sixth-form centre for A-level students.
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