As well as our Digital and Creative Hub up to Level 4, digital skills are at the heart of our curriculum and courses. We will continue to invest in embedding digital across all sector areas to stay abreast of industry trends and work with employers in new methods of production and communication. AI, big data and automation are increasingly prominent in the local and regional economy.

Stoke on Trent College will join the consortium of providers as part of the £16m Institute of Technology (IoT) for Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire bringing together employers, industry and research to drive growth and productivity in the area through advanced skills at level 4 and above in key sectors of construction, engineering, manufacturing, digital, transport and logistics with a focus on sustainability and innovation.

The College is benefiting from £14.4m capital investment to create new facilities. A brand-new building at Cauldon will connect to the £4m state-of-the-art Digital and Creative Hub. We work with the Digital and Creative Industries to provide first-class facilities and learning for young people and adults, including immersive classrooms offering cutting-edge digital spaces with full access to innovative technology including: Lidar scanning, 3D Printing, virtual reality, motion capture, visual effects (VFX), drones and eSports labs.

Our Burslem site will see £8m investment in new facilities with a brand-new building to further enhance our state-of-the-art campus and facilities.

Our investment in digital construction, electric vehicle and a new suite for building surveying and computer-aided design is future-proofing our curriculum and equipping our teams, young people, adults, apprentices and employers in new and green technologies for future skills.

Our work with schools and the Careers and Enterprise Company is helping schools to provide meaningful experience of future careers. This will enable pupils to try out technical skills and training at a young age, helping them to understand, and make informed choices about, apprenticeships, vocational courses, T Levels and routes to higher-level skills.

“These new capital projects will be a game changer for the College. We are optimistic about the impact of this capital development on the community and our students.”

Jeremy Cartwright, Chair of Governors