We are pleased to reveal the College’s Emerging Technology Centre is now open.
The facility, developed with support and funding from the EM3 Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), features modern teaching spaces, virtual reality testing areas, IT suites and more.
As a dedicated multidisciplinary area, the new facility gives students from all areas of the College access to the latest technology required by the sector and type of employer they are training towards. For example, drone technology gives media students the chance to use the latest airborne technology alongside traditional cameras, while construction students can use the same technology for surveying.
Flexible teaching spaces include modern furniture and facilities to encourage students to work in small groups:
The mezzanine hosts a bright, open area for business-oriented work to happen.
The furniture is compatible with technology, which means students can charge devices around the building and continue working away from desks:
The main area can be used either as a teaching space, or changed to a conference arrangement for big events such as graduation ceremonies. All furniture is designed so that it can be moved to suit different needs and styles of learning:
The area by the College’s IT department has been modernised with classrooms fitted with desks that flip over, to allow the use of either desktop PCs, laptops, or simply pen and paper.