Julian welcomes higher education college funding boost for York College and Askham Bryan College
August 20, 2020
Julian was delighted to hear that York College and Askham Bryan College have been awarded £987k and £845k respectively from the £200 million further education capital allocation announced by the Prime Minister in June.
This funding will help our colleges to continue to improve and upgrade their facilities as the FE sector plays an increasingly important role in providing the skills and training needed in the local economy.
The cash boost forms part of a major £1.5bn investment that will transform colleges over the next 5 years. This initial investment is being fast-tracked so colleges can kick-start work this year and so students and staff will benefit a least a year earlier than originally planned.
Education Secretary Gavin Williamson said:
We want to build a world class further education system which delivers for the whole nation, and a key part of this is ensuring colleges are fit for the future – with better facilities and brand-new buildings.
It is brilliant news that more than 180 colleges will receive a share of £200 million so they can start immediate work to renovate buildings and facilities, with further funding being invested over the next 5 years.
We want all students to continue to receive high-quality education and training, no matter where they grow up or what college they go to. Now more than ever, it is vital that colleges can support their students to gain the skills