£6.75 million for new college engineering centre

Grwp Llandrillo Menai has been given £6.75 million funding from the Welsh Government for its new engineering centre.

The grant will cover half of the £13.5 million cost of the state-of-the-art further education facility on the college’s Llangefni campus, where energy and construction centres are already based.

The government said the new centre will help students develop engineering and construction skills needed for the Wylfa Newydd development. It will also support extra places for students studying vocational and technical qualifications.

Education Secretary, Kirsty Williams, said on Friday: ”This project will not only benefit students wishing to strengthen their engineering skills but also the local economy, allowing highly skilled engineers to live and work in an area which will see major investment with the Wylfa Newydd development. The centre will also enable older students and other learners to enhance their skills, improving wider employment prospects.”