A £7.4 million centre to help create more engineers in the East has been the go-ahead.
The Institute of Productivity will be built at the University of East Anglia and will deliver a new regional hub for engineering and technology. It will enable the university to create a dedicated School of Engineering by 2021.
- 1,500 people will be trained in the first five years from engineering and related sectors
- Enrolling a total of 1,268 new engineering learners within the first five years
- 16 new academic roles, 13 research posts and eight skilled staff jobs
- Open to further education students in Norfolk and Suffolk
- The initiative will help to create an additional 35 highly skilled jobs within the university and regional businesses.