A college has been awarded more than £10m in funding from a Mayor of London scheme to develop a new vocational training centre.
The London South East Colleges, which has campuses in Greenwich, Bromley and Bexley, was awarded the money to develop the training centre at the college’s Greenwich Campus.
The award is designed to create new provisions in digital skills, creative arts, health and social care, and motor vehicle technology in Greenwich.
A further grant of £819,720 has been awarded to help deliver the final stage of the Mayor’s Construction Academy scheme, which has been set up to help more Londoners train in the skills they need to access construction jobs.
Principal and chief executive of London South East Colleges, Sam Parrett, said: “We are extremely grateful to both the Mayor and to the Royal Borough of Greenwich for their support in developing our new college.
This investment is greatly needed. This funding will be matched by the college’s own funds, and will enable us to build a new £24 million campus.
“It will be a leading education facility, designed and purpose built to meet the needs of learners for generations to come, enabling the residents of the borough to gain the skills and qualifications they need to progress into higher value jobs and careers in Greenwich and in the wider London economy.”