A student at Kirkees College Process Manufacturing Centre
Photo credit: with permission from Kirklees College

Kirklees College: getting the best results from collaboration

Kirklees College in Yorkshire received £3.1m funding from the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership, and support from local businesses, to build a new training centre for skills and apprenticeships in process manufacturing.

How does this show what we're looking for?

  • Employer collaboration was at the heart of it. A small group of businesses came together to talk about training needs in the industry and to develop a plan for the Centre
  • The Centre was developed to fill a clear gap in specialist manufacturing training and facilities

What did they achieve?

The Kirklees College Process Manufacturing Centre:

  • Provides a state of the art process manufacturing facility including chemistry laboratories and a learning resource centre
  • Manages industry approved apprenticeships like laboratory technicians, supply chain management and warehousing
  • Helped to secure a contract for the National Skills Academy for Food and Drink – to create two new apprenticeships which match Government’s new standards

Feeling inspired?

The Skills for Londoners Capital Fund is now open.

To apply you'll need to submit an Expression form to skillscapital@london.gov.uk by 12th June.