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Derby College is further developing its plans to create an Institute of Technology for Engineering and Professional Construction following the announcement of a Government cash boost for the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership area. The Institute is part of the £63million allocation for the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire areas which is designed to help create jobs, build homes, raise productivity, support businesses and encourage economic growth.

Rail companies from across the East Midlands will be highlighting the wide range of career opportunities available in the industry at Derby College's Roundhouse campus in Pride Park on Thursday January 26. Representatives from companies who are members of the Rail Forum East Midlands will meet existing Derby College Engineering students during the day and then young people looking at their post-16 options at an information evening between 5.30pm and 7.30pm.

Rail Minister Paul Maynard MP has welcomed the launch of a new Rail Employment and Skills Academy in the East Midlands.

Engineering learners at Derby College have produced the medals that will be sported by competitors in this year's Jenson Button Trust Triathlon – one of the final tasks in their year-long programme with Derby advanced composites manufacturing business epm:technology.

A West Midlands automotive engineering company is launching a major recruitment drive to employ more than 180 young people in apprenticeship roles over the next two years. Lander Automotive based at Woodgate Business Park near Halesowen manufactures a range of products for the automotive industry.

Engineering learners at Derby College have spent a week gaining an insight into the advanced composites manufacturing business at epm:technology's £6 million manufacturing, research and development facility in Derby.

A group of 24 Derby College Engineering learners have just returned from a two-week trip to Derby's twin town of Osnabrück where they gain specialist training in robotics at a local company.

Derby College has launched the risual Autodesk Academy at the Roundhouse to upskill teachers and learners in the latest Building Information Modelling (BIM) technology software.

Derby College has teamed up with Rolls-Royce plc to organise an event to raise the profile of career opportunities in Engineering for females.

Derby College has teamed up with Derby-based epm:technology to boost the number of young people entering the workplace with skills in advanced composites manufacturing. Applications are now being taken for the epm:technology Advanced Composites Academy which will start in September. An open day for potential learners to find out more will be held at the Roundhouse on Tuesday July 14 between 3pm and 7pm.

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