The Advanced Construction Engineering Centre is a brand-new state-of-the-art facility to be built at the Booth Lane Campus of Northampton College, aimed at addressing the skills deficiencies threatening to hit the construction industry in Northamptonshire
Scheduled for completion Q3, 2019, the location will facilitate training of the next generation of builders, plumbers and decorators, as well as pioneering new techniques aimed at equipping the workforce of the future with the very latest skills.
Alongside courses which focus on craft skills, there will also be courses at Level 3 for those looking for supervisory, technician or management careers in the sector, such as Civil Engineering, Building Services Engineering, or Project Management.
It is hoped that the ACE Centre, will provide a pipeline of ‘highly-skilled, work-ready’ staff with the appropriate technical knowledge likely to benefit multiple local employers in the sector. Forecasts are estimating between 600-700 new learners each year by 2025/26.