Developing port skills; crane operations; construction plant and more

The development of a Digital Transport and Logistics Academy in conjunction with Network Rail, the Victoria Group, Hire Association Europe and the Construction Plant Association will create an innovative multi-functional national training centre in Greater Lincolnshire. This will focus on developing port skills; crane operations; construction plant, including fork lift truck skills; steel erecting; stevedoring; leadership and management as well as improving digital skills at all levels to support further innovation.

A suite of apprenticeships will also be developed with leading contractors, upskilling our workforce to be able to support major infrastructure projects across the region.

LEP funding will be used to support the capital investment needed to create the Digital Technology, Transport and Logistics Academy from design through to opening. The building will consist of a simulation workshop containing simulators required to safely train in a digital way on ports, plant operator kit and cranes, a workshop with practical equipment for construction plant mechanics will be developed, 2 digital innovation computer based classrooms, 2 classroom spaces and offices.

In particular, the project will:

  • Improve the skills and talents of the current and future workforce across levels 2 – 5.
  • Support key strategic sectors and national projects
  • Support business growth through access to resources and advice

For futher information on this project please contact Jan Hemmant on