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09 May 2016

The ground breaking ceremony for the National College of High Speed Rail (NCHSR) took place this week to mark the construction of the college building in Doncaster.  The college is due to open in September 2017 across sites in Birmingham and Doncaster and will provide world class training needed to deliver vital projects like HS2.

It will offer training to people starting out their careers, looking to switch professions or further developing their skillset.  Focussed on modern and hi-tech skills the college will help re-define what it means to be employed in rail and attract new and diverse entrants to the industry, providing professional pathways in transport infrastructure and teach the wider skills rail professionals need, such as problem solving, commercial awareness and the ability to lead and motivate.

Rosie says “I was delighted to be at the start of the construction of this new college situated in my constituency.  This will provide local students and apprentices with hi tech skills and opportunities in the rail and transport infrastructure industry, building on our proud heritage here in Doncaster.”

NCHSR is one of only five, Government backed specialist National Colleges, designed to provide the specific higher level technical skills that the UK’s rail industry needs.  The ground breaking was attended by Robert Goodwill MP, Minister of State at the Department for Transport.  Also attending were Mayor Ros
Jones, the Rt Hon Caroline Flint MP and representatives from the NCHSR.

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Rosie Winterton MP for Doncaster Central
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