Sir Albert welcomes HS2 engineering college plans

By on 14/01/2014 in Leader

Sir Albert Bore, leader of Birmingham City Council, welcomed today’s announcement of plans for a new college to train the next generation of world-class engineers to work on the construction of High Speed 2 .

He said: “This is a really positive step in the development of HS2. With Birmingham at the centre of the high-speed network and at the crucial phase one of the development I would be keen to explore the possibility of the college being based in the city. Birmingham has strong academic credentials, including a world-class university, and would be the perfect home for a specialist engineering college.

“We are already working with HS2, the GBSLEP and colleges and universities to make sure the city and wider region benefits from the high speed line with job and training opportunities. This means having the right workforce with the right skills at the right time and ensuring we create opportunities for local companies and people, and those who are currently under-represented.”

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