Plans have been submitted for a £4.8 million engineering training center designed to boost skills and jobs.
The Humberside Engineering Training Association (HETA) aims to open the new center in Stallingborough, North East Lincolnshire, in August 2023, as a larger and more modern replacement for the site it currently operates.
HETA acquired the three-acre site opposite the headquarters of renewable energy specialist myenergi, which opened in 2021.
The new development would comprise two floors with facilities including workshops to allow individual training in fabrication and welding, machining, electrical and mechanical engineering. There will be eight classrooms, including a computer center, informal learning and leisure spaces and a workshop viewing gallery.
The HETA plans would add a key element to North East Lincolnshire Council’s £42million South Humber Industrial Investment Program (SHIIP) project, which is transforming a total of 467 acres of land along the south bank of the Humber to creating exciting new opportunities for business and industry. .
Joanne Lawson, Deputy Managing Director of HETA, said: “We will be able to provide more opportunities for young people starting their engineering careers and for adults who want to improve their skills or retrain.
“This expansion will in turn create more jobs for instructors, including people who want to train and share their skills and experience. There is already a strong demand from industry in the region, and that cannot only increase as more and more companies settle in development area.”
HETA was founded in 1967 and currently has over 500 apprentices in the program, working with 350 employers.