Further Education Capital Transformation Fund
Stoke on Trent College has been named as one of the 62 colleges to have been successful in going through to the next stage of the Further Education Capital Transformation Fund (FECTF) in a bid to win a proportion of the £400m fund.
The bid from the College proposes to build two new buildings: one at its Cauldon site, and the other at its Burslem site, in support of the College’s ongoing transformation of its two campuses.
The proposals, if funded, will be used to create inspiring and industry-standard learning environments across the College’s curriculum – adding to developments that have been completed in recent years, including state-of-the-art construction and technology facilities and a new digital and creative hub funded by the Staffordshire and Stoke-On-Trent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).
Lisa Capper MBE, CEO and Principal of Stoke on Trent College, said: “We are delighted to have been selected for the next stage of the funding process. The College plays a fundamental role in the levelling up agenda for the City and investing in modern, industry-standard facilities helps to ensure our young people and adults are fully prepared for success in their future careers.”
Jeremy Cartwright, Chair of the Stoke on Trent College Corporation, said, “These new developments will be a game-changer for the College. We are optimistic about the potential of the impact of this capital development on the community and our students.”