Calls for HS2 specialist college to come to Birmingham

Following today’s announcement by Government that a specialist college to train the workers needed for the HS2 project is to be launched, Go-HS2 member the Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership has backed campaigns to bring the college to Greater Birmingham.

Andrew Cleaves - GBSLEP Board Director with responsibility for transport.

Andrew Cleaves – GBSLEP Board Director with responsibility for transport.

Andrew Cleaves, Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP Board Director with responsibility for transport, said: “We are already well advanced in its work to maximise the potential of HS2 for businesses and the wider population of  the area.

“Greater Birmingham has a very well-regarded technical skills base and the HS2 College would provide an excellent opportunity, provided we can present a compelling case to bring it here.

“We will sit at the heart of the national high-speed network and we are the obvious location to provide the focus for phase one of the scheme.

“Furthermore, our colleges and universities are already extremely well placed to support the development of educational programmes linked to HS2.

“Now, our job is to present to Government a business case to bring the HS2 College to Greater Birmingham.”

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