The Sheffield College's TED has designs on sponsors who can engineer funds for equipping this exciting new regional facility
Work has commenced on a £15.6 million Sheffield College upgrade. The investment will lead to new facilities and courses linked to areas of growth for the regional economy.
"£6.8 million of this project is being used to build an extension on our Olive Grove Road Campus, which will see the launch of the latest technology, engineering and design facilities including teaching accommodation and workshops.
" To be opened in September 2015, the new centre will be known as TED (Technology, Engineering and Design).
"Through sponsorship opportunities, we are looking to raise additional funds to equip our refurbished workshops and new technical classrooms, with equipment and systems of industry and professional standards - this will ensure our learners have the best possible chance of filling ever-growing employer skills gaps.
"For example, we are proposing new course provision to include robotics, control systems engineering, design and computer numeric control, and sustainable development. We are aiming to train the next generation of engineers in the latest technology, engineering and design facilities.
"We currently work with over 1,000 students completing apprenticeships, diploma and higher level qualifications. We have already established strong connections with industry - for example, training apprentices for employers including Tata Steel Speciality Steels".
Key areas for investment
We have four specialist curriculum areas based at TED: Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing, Electrical Engineering and Installation, Motor Vehicle and Plumbing, Heating & Ventilation. We are looking to invest in state of the art equipment to provide quality, industry standard experiences for students in these vocational areas:
Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing : Co-ordinate Measuring Machine (CMM)
: Laser cutter
Electrical Engineering and Installation : Robotics equipment
: PLC equipment
: Signal generators
Motor Vehicle : Piaggio Chassis trainer
: Electric vehicle and hybrid rigs - pneumatic
: Electric vehicle and hybrid rigs - hydraulic
: Electric vehicle and hybrid rigs - hybrid
: Electric car
Plumbing, Heating & Ventilation : Renewable energy training rig
: Under floor heating training rig
: Pressure testing equipment
: Pipe threading machines