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Fareham Colleges invests £1.4 million in new facilities to support skills training

Fareham College continues to develop outstanding, industry-standard training facilities with a further £1.4 million investment at the college’s Bishopsfield Road Campus. This investment builds on the college’s comprehensive campus redevelopment programme, which has seen the college transform over the last few years to become the region’s leading provider of technical and professional further education.

The college is about to start work on an ambitious project to create much-needed facilities to train, upskill and develop current and future building services engineers. 

The new ‘Energy Hub’, funded through UK Government investment in T Level delivery, will be open for students joining Fareham College in September 2022. Integrated technology will include electric and hybrid vehicle charging points, ground and air source heat pumps, photovoltaic panels, tech for smart homes and modern work areas and information technology. 

Andrew Kaye, Principal and CEO at Fareham College, commented; “I am delighted we have been able to direct investment in an area that will train people for jobs which are very much in demand and using technologies which will help reduce our carbon footprint. Fareham College is committed to supporting people to achieve their career ambitions, at the same time we recognise our role in helping protect the environment. These facilities help achieve both of those aims.”

Employer engagement and involvement will be a priority of the centre, working alongside regional and national organisations to deliver a curriculum in line with current and future skill requirements. 

One Horton Heath Employment and Skills Manager, Lea Hampton, commented; “Making sure that young people have access to industry-standard training and education initiatives, such as Fareham College's brilliant Energy Hub, is crucial in helping to ensure that the growing demand for skills within construction and development is met. We're excited to support Fareham College as the One Horton Heath development progresses and hope to be of real use to the Energy Hub by providing practical insights into the implementation of new technology."

Deputy Principal for Curriculum, Quality and Innovation, Christian Allen-Kotze said; “At Fareham College, we are committed to developing and expanding our teaching environment to facilitate the highest quality of learning. Returning and new students will benefit from this exciting new facility supporting the development of crucial skills and competencies in the future workforce.“

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