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Local Skills Improvement Fund Partners Join Forces to Meet Skills Gaps

Monday 3 June 2024

Colleges, along with West and North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce, Council Adult Education Services and Universities, have been working in partnership to implement the Local Skills Improvement Plan for York and North Yorkshire.

Find out more about how we have been working alongside partners in the region to invest in Engineering, Health and Social Care and VR technology to create new courses and new ways of learning, below.

As part of the project, Selby College has invested heavily in its Engineering Department to create a de-carbonisation laboratory which meets the skills needs of the both the engineering and low-carbon sectors.

The laboratory is fitted out with state-of-the-art GUNT training rigs which simulate Carbon Capture and heat recovery solutions.

The College has invested in its health and social care provision, buying clinical mannequins which enable students to practice various medical interventions in a controlled environment.

This has enabled students to train in a hospital simulation ward, with plans to extend this facility to include a care home setting.

Virtual Reality headsets and software have been purchased so that the College can create immersive content to further aid in practical teaching in health and social care and to take students to environments which would be difficult to see in the real world.