Engineering & Construction Campus

What?
The state-of-the-art Engineering & Construction Campus at North Herts College will be equipped with upgraded industry-standard engineering equipment to ensure that the learning environment is in line with that of a modern sector workplace. It will provide high level engineering qualifications and provide access to prototyping and testing equipment for SMEs.

Why?
The LEP invested in the project as part of its commitments to promote and coordinate the county’s approach to STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects. We are also working to improving the quality and quantity of apprenticeships and delivering higher level skills, including engineering, technology and construction, to meet local employers’ needs.

Impact
The centre will create 1,229m2 of new or improved learning/training floor space. It will support 60 SMEs to use the facilities; 320 additional engineering-related Higher Level adult apprenticeships; 80 additional engineering-related Advanced Level adult apprenticeships; 168 additional engineering-related Intermediate Level adult apprenticeships; and 1,224 learners completing engineering-related programmes at Levels 1, 2, 3 and 4.

Funding
Hertfordshire LEP invested £400k of its Growth Deal in the project which cost a total of £900k. North Herts College provided the remaining £500k.

Hart Future Talent Programme

What?
North Herts College's Hart Future Talent encompasses a range of new and improved learning programmes across IT, Sport and Creative Media, designed to equip young people with the skills that employers seek. The courses are delivered in modern facilities using high quality, industry standard equipment purchased with the help of LEP funding. This includes 35 MacBooks, performance tracking devices for elite athletes, drones, 4K cameras and lighting.

The College's new Mac Suite was officially launched by the LEP's Deputy Chair Adrian Hawkins in October 2018.

Why?
The LEP is committed to nurturing a skilled and capable workforce to safeguard Hertfordshire’s future economic prosperity. Our investment in technology will provide young people with the opportunity to gain practical experience using industry-standard equipment, ensuring they are better equipped to meet the expectations of employers. 

Impact
The funding has been used to purchase  This should result in 478 additional learner starts across the next four years, 140 of which will be apprenticeships.

Funding
Hertfordshire LEP invested £95,462 from the Local Growth Fund, with £116,676 match funding from North Herts College.