Torbay’s MP Kevin Foster has welcomed news South Devon College is to receive nearly £900,000 as part of a government drive to repair and refurbish buildings and campuses so they continue to be great places to learn for the local communities they serve, it was announced today.
The college will get £891,473 to begin immediate work from this September.
The funding marks the latest step in the government’s drive to overhaul further education and deliver the skilled workforce employers and the economy need, and that will help level up skills and opportunities for more people across the country.
The cash boost forms part of a major £1.5billion investment that will transform colleges over the next five years.
This initial investment is being fast-tracked so colleges can kick-start work this year and so students and staff will benefit a least a year earlier than originally planned.
Torbay MP Kevin Foster said:
“South Devon College does amazing work to help the next generation in our bay fulfil their aspirations and potential. I am therefore delighted it is one of 19 colleges in the South West to secure a share of over £19million, with nearly £900K extra being provided to it. This latest investment will help deliver the skills and training needed for the jobs of the future.”
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