The Mayor of London today confirmed £10 million funding from the LEAP, London’s Local Enterprise Panel and Skills for Londoner’s Capital Fund for the London Institute of Transport Technology (LITT)
The institute will be established jointly by Queen Mary University of London and Newham College at Albert Island in the Royal Docks, as part of London’s only Enterprise Zone, in the London Borough of Newham.
The announcement follows the Government’s recent decision to select the LITT as part of a national competition, launched by the Department for Education, to set up 12 Institutes of Technology.
The LEAPS’ funding is a further endorsement of the LITT’s intention to meet the needs of London’s transport employers by providing employees with the new relevant skills for this rapidly changing sector.
Paul Stephen, Principal of Newham College, made the following comments: “I am delighted with the Mayor’s decision to make this award and his endorsement of our joint proposal to create an Institute of Transport Technology in east London. LITT will become London’s leading centre for technology and engineering training for the Transport sector. There are fantastic employment opportunities across east London and we look forward to working closely with a range of transport employers in the coming years to create a centre of excellence focused on higher level skills for this vital sector of the UK economy”
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Source: Further Education College & Training Provider News Channel