£25m state-of-the-art education centres planned for South West

Barnstaple’s Petroc College is part of a consortium of educational establishments bidding for a South West Institute of Technology, reports Devon Live:

“A £25million bid for a South West Institute of Technology is taking a major step forward.

Plans to create state-of-the-art centres in Exeter, Truro, Plymouth, Barnstaple and Bridgwater area have reached the final stage of competition for a slice of £170million funding from the Department of Education.

The Department for Education plans to establish a network of Institutes of Technology across the country. If successful in the South West, the South West Institute of Technology will create new buildings to teach a range of digital subjects in Exeter, a new facility including an electronic laboratory in Truro for engineering and digital teaching, and a number of both new builds and refurbished existing facilities in Barnstaple, Plymouth and the Bridgwater area…

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