t: 01904 784847 e: julian.sturdy.mp@parliament.uk
Julian Sturdy - Strong Voice for York Outer

Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

Latest News & Campaigns

York flood risk and government support

York flood risk and government support

“I welcome this week’s commitment by the Environment Secretary George Eustice to hold a special Yorkshire conference on our region’s flood risk situation, and am reassured by his acknowledgement that the county faces particular flooding issues that require addressing. This meeting should provide an opportunity to discuss improved provision both for communities like Calderdale that

York flood risk update

Julian this morning visited the Environment Agency’s York area incident room, from where the...

Julian opens new Institute of Technology facilities at York College

Last week, Julian visited York College to formally open their new Institute of Technology...

York Press column – Unleash Yorkshire’s potential to make a success of Brexit

At 11pm last Friday, our country officially left the European Union after 47 years...

Julian opens new Institute of Technology facilities at York College

February 11, 2020

Last week, Julian visited York College to formally open their new Institute of Technology (IoT) facilities.

In April of last year, the Government announced that the college had been selected to lead the development of the first IoT in the Yorkshire and Humber region. IoTs are a new concept which see local colleges, universities and businesses work together to offer high-quality technical education and provide the skills required in the regional economy.

The courses based at York College will focus on engineering and digital technologies, with the new facilities including a state-of-the-art cyber security lab.
Lee Probert, Principal and Chief Executive of York College said:

“Working closely with employers we want to make sure our students are learning the higher level technical skills they need for future employment. Being part of the Yorkshire and Humber Institute of Technology has enabled the College to invest in advanced engineering and digital technologies to support the delivery of those skills. The event was a great opportunity for employers in the region to see how they can benefit from the higher level digital and engineering technical skills being delivered by the Institute of Technology at York College.”

Speaking at the opening, Julian said:

“It is a great privilege to have been asked to open the new Institute of Technology here at York College. For those of us who have been campaigning for increased investment in technical education for some time, IoT’s represent a significant step forward and I am delighted that York has been chosen to develop one of the very first.

The IoT will be instrumental in providing the high-quality skills that local businesses across a variety of sectors are telling us they need to boost their productivity. I wish York College and its local partners every success in developing this exciting new model.”