New workshops for college

Engineering lecturer Keith Bull and student Jack Davies try out machinery at the new electrical and engineering workshops at South Coast College in Ore Valley
Engineering lecturer Keith Bull and student Jack Davies try out machinery at the new electrical and engineering workshops at South Coast College in Ore Valley

ENGINEERING workshops kitted out with £140,000 worth of equipment have been opened in Ore by Sussex Coast College Hastings.

The new campus replaces the previous base for the college’s engineering and electrotechnical departments at its former Archery Road headquarters.

And they were officially opened earlier this week by Kim Forward, the mayor of Hastings.

According to the college’s executive director, Dr Mohan Chana, the new facilities will help provide students with the skills needed to work in today’s engineering industry.

He said: “The workshops at Ore Valley enable young students to practise trade skills on industry-standard equipment.

“Local employers can be confident that their local college has the resources to teach their staff specialist skills and provide thorough training for their apprentices.”

The launch was also attended by representatives from local engineering firms, the National Apprenticeship Service and Professor Sa’ad Medhat of the New Engineering Foundation.

The new facility is part of the college’s Parker Road campus.