New £4.1m Civil Engineering training centre
Tuesday June 18th, 2019
Fareham College’s Civil Engineering Training Centre (CETC) was established in 2017 in response to a county-wide skills shortage believed to be hindering civil engineering growth and expansion in the south of England.
To tackle the problem head-on, a group of local civil engineering employers set up the Solent Civil Engineering Employer Group (SCEEG) in conjunction with Fareham College to create a unique Apprenticeship training programme that would address these issues, support the construction industry across the region and create more jobs and opportunities for skilled groundworkers.
The result of this collaboration was the design and development of Fareham College’s CETC campus, a purpose-built two-acre mock construction site close to the College’s existing CEMAST campus on the Daedalus airfield, dedicated to the delivery of a specialist Civil Engineering & Groundworks Apprenticeship.
Since it opened, CETC has seen unprecedented levels of success, and was judged ‘Apprentice Initiative of the Year’ at the Prestigious Construction Excellence SECBE awards and ‘Construction Apprenticeship Provider of the Year’ at the FE Week and AELP ACC Apprenticeship Awards.
The project received £2.8m funding from Solent LEP.