The project directly responds to industry need to address skills gaps in construction and builds upon the CITB Construction Hub and FE investment to create three centres for Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) with industry standard facilities providing high level skills, including design skills, trade skills, technical training and traditional craft skills.
The three centres align with post-16 area reviews acting as a hub to support providers building capacity and capability to deliver MMC. They also aims to tackle forecasted skill shortages (CITB projections and specific impacts e.g. Hinkley-C, Wylfa Newydd nuclear power stations and HS2) that could derail transformation of the Humber.
The hub will provide opportunities for local people to fill 25,000 jobs to be created in the next 5 years (CITB, 2018), investing £11.3m, to create 344 new jobs, 913 apprenticeships and 4515 training places and provide training for existing workforces and new entrants in MMC and renewable technologies that are central to increasing productivity of the sector.
January 31, 2019 - September 1, 2020
Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education
Wawne Road, Hull
East Riding College, Flemingate, Armstrong Way, Beverley
Grimsby Institute, Nuns Corner, Laceby Road, Grimsby
North Lindsey College, Kingsway, Scunthorpe
Total expenditure: £11,280,472
Local Growth Fund – £1,556,798
Other public sector expenditure: £9,723,674
Description of Outputs/Numbers contracted
New jobs – 344
Safeguarded jobs – 49
New build training/learning floor space (sq.m.) – 60
Refurbished training/learning floor space (sq.m.) – 1,502
Commercial floor space created (sq.m.) – 7,231
Level 1 qualifications – 1,056
Level 2 qualifications – 1,078
Level 3 qualifications – 574
Level 4 qualifications – 110
Level 5+ qualifications – 214
16-18 year old apprenticeships (intermediate) – 458
16-18 year old apprenticeships (advanced) – 360
16-18 year old apprenticeships (higher) – 95
Traineeships completed – 441
Other learners – 2,090
Number of new learners assisted – 4,515
Awaiting business case submission
All locations are approximate.