Eastleigh MP visits College of the Year

Mims Davies, MP for Eastleigh, visited the UK’s number one college, Fareham College, to learn about the new £4.1 million Civil Engineering Training Centre (CETC).

Mims Davies MP met with Principal, Nigel Duncan, Deputy Principal, Andrew Kaye, and other staff at Fareham College who gave the MP a tour of the facilities, including the Centre of Excellence in Engineering, Manufacturing and Advanced Skills Training (CEMAST) and the college’s new CETC, where she met young apprentices and learnt about their training.

Andrew Kaye said:

‘It was great to welcome Mims Davies here today to show how we are benefitting many students from Eastleigh. Students come from far and wide to benefit from our first-class professional and technical training. We want to spread the benefits that Fareham offers to students far and wide.’

Mims Davies MP, said:

‘I was delighted to receive a warm welcome at Fareham College this morning, where I learnt all about the impressive facilities and training that the college has to offer. I particularly enjoyed meeting the apprentices who were starting a successful career on the CETC construction site, and speaking to them about their experience, training and future aspirations. With its extraordinary offering it is no wonder why Fareham College is the number one college in the UK.’

CETC is the second flagship investment in skills awarded to Fareham College by the Solent LEP. Over 1,665 apprentices will be trained at this centre between 2018 and 2023. The purpose-built facility will offer first class training facilities which are designed to meet the future workforce requirements for civil engineering and construction businesses in the South.