Industry leaders and VIP guests were taken on tours and watched the unveiling of a plaque at the official launch of New City College’s £15 million Construction & Engineering campus in Rainham on Thursday, 30th September.
The bright and modern building with state-of-the-art facilities and top-class technology, was made possible by funding from New City College (NCC) and a £5.2 million grant from the Mayor of London’s Further Education Capital Investment Fund, through the London Economic Action Partnership (LEAP).
The sector-leading centre of excellence is now fully operational with hundreds of students benefiting from teaching and learning in an industry-standard environment.
At the launch, Group Principal and CEO Gerry McDonald told guests, who included MP Julia Lopez: “The real story today is about the skills our young people will develop in this centre. That is the legacy that this new campus will have for many years to come. It has been designed so that our students will receive specialist training in line with the exact needs of the immediate area, which is undergoing huge regeneration, making sure that we have a newly-qualified workforce that the industry desperately needs.
“We are grateful to have support and involvement from many employers who are helping us to create a centre of which the industry and the community can be proud.”