Digital Engineering AcademyCONEL is working with other Collab Group colleges to create Digital Engineering Academy.

The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London (CONEL) is among a group of top colleges behind a new Digital Engineering Academy.

The Academy will develop learners’ skills and career prospects in digital engineering to support critical infrastructure projects across the country.

Collab Group, which represents 37 colleges and college groups, including CONEL’s parent group Capital City College Group (CCCG), has secured funding through the Government’s Flexible Learning Fund for the Academy.

Andy Wilson, Chief Executive of CCCG, said: “We’re thrilled to be part of this exciting project in developing teaching and training materials to bring digital skills to a wide range of engineering related industries.”

Birmingham Metropolitan College is leading on the project with support from Capital City College Training (CCCT) - the apprenticeship arm of CCCG, Derby College, Middlesbrough College and Bridgwater & Taunton College.

Lead employer partner Vinci Construction will work with Collab Group colleges to upskill the next generation of digital engineers.

The project will respond to the skills and training needs of key industrial sectors, with the colleges creating interactive e-learning content with technology partner ePearl.

The Academy has already received endorsements from high profile companies, including Laing O’Rourke, East Midlands Rail, East Midlands LEP, West England LEP, Tarmac, One Awards, NSAR and NOCN, and Bam Nuttall.

Steve Bannister, Business Development Director at Collab Group, said: “Training the next generation of digital engineers will be crucial to ensure the success of key infrastructure projects across the UK, and we look forward to the opportunities that lie ahead.”

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