Dayle Bayliss Associates are pleased to have been involved in supporting East Coast College in securing £10million of funding from New Anglia LEP to support the creation of their new Lowestoft Campus Energy Skills Centre.
The project is a creation of a new £11million building dedicated to energy skills training and enterprise development. This project is the first major investment to the newly created East Coast College, a merger of Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth College. Dayle Bayliss Associates were engaged to lead the local business engagement, inorder to understand the sectors skills needs and training requirements, undertake the supply and demand research for the energy sector in the East of England and utilise this to prepare the business case to secure the £10million funding. This funding was approved by New Anglia LEP in June 2017 and secures the delivery of this investment project for the college.
At the launch event Stuart Rimmer, chief executive of East Coast College, said: “This is a huge commitment to the newly formed East Coast College and tremendous support for technical and professional education in the region for energy and engineering.
“This places the college at the cutting edge of technical education nationally. “This will create world-class facilities for our region to support business and the future workforce.”
The centre is expected to be operational in December 2018.
It is the third major skills project funded by the LEP through the £290m Growth Deal with the government. A construction skills centre at Easton and Otley College and the university centre at the College of West Anglia have both been completed.
Mark Pendlington, chairman of New Anglia LEP, said: “It will unlock the potential of a generation, giving them the skills business tells us it needs, as our fast-growing energy sector continues to evolve, compete and win on a global stage.”
During his speech Mark Pendlington made reference to the quality of the supporting business case and how this was an important part of securing the £10million funding. this recognition for the consultancy work undertaken by Dayle Bayliss Associates was a very proud moment for the business.