ACHIEVING HIGH QUALITY EDUCATION LOCALLY
Introducing the Institute of Technology
at North Star campus
‘Inspiring the Next Generation of Digital visionaries’
New College Swindon was one of 12 colleges in the UK to have been given the go ahead from the Department of Education to launch an Institute of Technology at the North Star campus in Swindon
The IoT will be a high quality employer-led training facility delivering high level technical and digital skills training for young people and to those already in employment. The IoT will specialise in delivering higher technical education providing students with a clear route to technical employment, and employers with a skilled workforce.
The Institute of Technology is a region-wide collaboration between the following partners and stakeholders:
Why should you choose to enhance your skills here in Swindon?
The answer is simple really, this Wiltshire based location is becoming a hub for world leading businesses and is one of the UK’s main centres of innovation, which is opening up opportunities locally.
It is also a great place for start-ups and small businesses to get their footing in their chosen industries. This is because like many of the UK's important towns and cities, Swindon is accessibly located in the M4 Corridor and is only a short travel time from other cities and towns such as London, Reading, Bristol, Oxford, Cardiff, Bath, Cheltenham and many other places in the Wiltshire and the South West.
Though technically a town, Swindon was also included on a list of 5 ‘Fast Growth Cities’ by Centre for Cities in 2019.
WHAT TO EXPECT
The transition to establish a centre of excellence for the Institute of Technology in Swindon is a prospect
that will transform the skill sets and assets of the town.
We have responded collaboratively to the need and opportunity in our region, growing as we do from a strong manufacturing, engineering, pharmaceutical and digital base. Our main campus is in Swindon where one in three employers are facing skills gaps and progression into higher education from the age of 18 is at a low.