Boost for college learning facilities

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SUNDERLAND College is to get state-of-the-art engineering learning facilities in time for the next academic year.

The development, which will be at the Hylton centre, is part of the college’s multi-million pound investment in to facilities at several of its campuses.

More than 300 students will benefit from the facility, which when completed will boast the latest equipment for those learning subjects including manufacturing, welding and production technologies.

Nigel Harrett, Sunderland College’s acting principal, said: “We’ve spent a great deal of time discussing with industry experts precisely what facilities are needed to teach engineering to the highest standard.

“As a result we are confident that this new facility at our Hylton campus will be able to deliver exceptional learning facilities for our students and help them achieve their full potential.”

Work is expected to begin by the New Year and be completed by August 2013.

The college hopes the new facility will attract even more engineering students for next year’s enrolment.