Work starts on engineering centreFriday 27th January 2012
A new £700,000 base for engineering skills in east Norfolk will move a step closer this week when a sod-cutting ceremony takes place to mark the start of building work.
The new Nexus Centre, which will provide training and apprenticeship opportunities for young people over the age of 14, will begin to take shape from Friday (27 January) and is set to open in September.
It will support students to develop a career in Energy and Advanced Manufacturing and is being led by the East Consortium, with support from Norfolk County Council and Great Yarmouth Borough Council. The consortium, which is made up of 11 schools and colleges in the east of the county, is aimed at ensuring there is high quality education and training opportunities for students aged 14 to 19 living in the Great Yarmouth and Gorleston area. The project is supported by government funding for vocational education.
The new centre will be on Beacon Park, part of the New Anglia Enterprise Zone. It will be the first building on the Park's Blackfriars Court, a development of light industrial and warehouse buildings being built by Lowestoft-based Wellington Construction in partnership with Great Yarmouth Borough Council.Engineering#Skills#Beacon Park#Enterprise Zone#Borough Council#Norfolk County Council#Apprentices#Energy#Manufacturing