Help to accelerate the development of skilled employees in Manufacturing and Engineering, Digital/IT and Health and Care

This project forms part of our Skills Capital Investment Fund Programme. It will create 1,428m2 of educational floor space to accelerate the development of skilled employees. The funding will enable targeted refurbishment of selected areas of the Lincoln College campus that are ideal for specialised delivery within these sectors. The majority of the funding will enable targeted refurbishment of the Gibney building, a historical part of the Lincoln College campus that is over 130 years old. The Digital and Professional Skills Centre (DPSC) will help ensure the demand for skilled labour is met across the whole of Greater Lincolnshire by responding directly to the skills and training requirements of the GLLEP priority sectors, particularly Manufacturing and Engineering, Health and Care and Digital/IT.

In partnership with Microsoft and Risual Education Ltd the project will provide a state of the art learning environment, with cutting edge technologies focused on plugging skills gaps and delivering training in the application of new technologies.

Supporting the Health and Care sector, the Project will deliver employer-led training to develop a health and care pathway for learners that supports a pipeline of health care assistants and associate professionals. Through both theoretical and practical training, the new courses and equipment will ensure that learners are equipped with the self-confidence and experience to provide exceptional health and care support. In particular, the Project will deliver a new Care College, based in the Sessions building next to Gibney, with a realistic care environment. An emergency care simulation classroom will also be built to align with the new courses provided.

Supporting the Engineering and Manufacturing LEP priority sector, the Project will provide state of the art classrooms focusing on key advances in engineering and manufacturing technologies. Provision will also be supported by the Microsoft/Risual academy and advanced simulation software, allowing learners to replicate managing the workshop environment and completing industrial processes. A new electronics lab will provide learners with access to industry relevant equipment, interfacing design and manufacturing digital technology with the physical world.

The Gibney building will also house a Business Incubation Suite, comprising of meeting/conference rooms, facilities for hot desk access, a 1-2-1 consultation room.

For further information on this project please contact Lauren Harvey on laurenharvey@lincolncollege.ac.uk.