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Isle of Wight College secures £11 million to develop a centre of excellence for composites

News International-French

17 Jul 2014

The Isle of Wight College announced that it has secured a successful £11 million bid to develop a new 3,500 m2 centre of excellence for composites, marine and advanced manufacturing.

The facility will be located in Whippingham, East Cowes, offering specialised education and training for around 600 students.

The bid for funding for this project was led by GKN Aerospace and supported by other local employers in the composites, marine and advanced manufacturing industries. “This successful bid recognises the excellent partnership and relationships that exist between employers such as GKN Aerospace, the College and the Local Authority.” said Peter Conway, Chair of Governors at the Isle of Wight College.

This is the fourth new investment secured by the Isle of Wight College this year, bringing the total to over £20 million.

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