Both Harlow College and the new Stansted Airport College are mentioned in the white paper; the only colleges mentioned by name in the 250 page document, which focuses on five key areas for a transformed economy – ideas, people, infrastructure, business environment and places.
The document says: ‘The government has worked with Harlow College to open a new Advanced Manufacturing Centre and a base at Stansted Airport to train local workers in the skills required’ to carry out the Industrial Strategy.
Karen Spencer, Principal of Harlow College, said: ‘We are very proud that both Harlow and the College feature prominently in the Industrial Strategy. We have excellent partnerships with employers through our Advanced Manufacturing Centre and our new College site at Stansted Airport. These partnerships provide young people with that important first step on a career ladder, helping them to be more productive and have prosperous futures.’
The document can be viewed here:
The builders and diggers have moved in and concrete is being poured into the foundations as today marked the first stage of construction of the new £11 million Stansted Airport College.