The LEP invested £50,000 from the Local Growth Fund to help bring Hertford Regional College’s electrical training workshop up to industry standard. The equipment includes new assessment and training bays, conduit bending machines, safe isolation kits and inspection and test equipment.

The investment means the College’s Broxbourne campus can help meet the skills needs of local electrical firms by ensuring its trainees are prepared for a future career in the industry.

Russell Barwick, Curriculum Area Manager for Electrical at HRC, said: “The continued investment made by both HRC and the LEP into great facilities, training and resources will help build future generations of electricians!”

College Principal and Chief Executive Tony Medhust and Hertfordshire LEP’s Operations Director Norman Jennings unveiled a plaque commemorating the official re-opening of the facilities at the opening ceremony on 6th June.

Hertford Regional College took the decision to upgrade the facilities followed the publication of the new Apprenticeship Standards in October 2017 which set out the industry requirements for this sector.

It is expected to deliver 11 Level 3 Electrical Apprenticeships and 115 New Electrical Learner Starts at Levels 2 and 3. 

Hertfordshire LEP co-invested £50k from the Government's Local Growth Fund to help realise this capital development project. The total spend for the project including VAT was £110,000.