MP CHRIS White has been to meet the first engineering apprentices at Warwickshire College’s new £3million centre.
The Warwick and Leamington MP dropped in at Warwick Trident College Centre for Product Creation in Poseidon Way.
Mr White said: “I was delighted to see the apprenticeships engineering block fully functional which is a testament to the great team at Warwickshire College.
“Apprentices are very important to the region and this will help to deliver significant numbers to some of the large manufacturers based nearby.
“I am pleased to have had the opportunity to speak to some of the apprentices who are already clearly very positive about their experience here.”
Two hundred and ten apprentices from Jaguar Land Rover and other firms, plus 60 full-time students from Warwickshire College, have started a variety of engineering courses at the three-storey building, which has been part financed by the Government’s Growth Deal.
The 1,800 sq ft building features specialist engineering workshops and 18 teaching, computer and specialist engineering technology labs.