The virtual ‘Future Skills and Technologies’ seminar on 24 February welcomed members from the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK (CILT) with an interest in embedding new technologies and improving business productivity and innovation.

Presentations showcased Nelson and Colne College Group’s exciting 2022 plans following significant funding * to invest in two key projects involving Virtual Reality (VR) and Electric Vehicles (EV) at both their Accrington and Rossendale College and Nelson and Colne College campuses.

The College Group welcomed the opportunity to engage with members of the CILT to discuss how these technologies can help develop their workforce and enhance productivity and efficiency, and strive towards achieving their goals around net zero. As well as welcoming discussion on the College Group’s projects to ensure they match the needs of industry.

Through its collaboration with CILT and working closely with industry, Nelson and College Group believe that businesses can be ‘ahead of the curve.’ By adopting new and exciting technologies they can grow and develop as well as shape their current workforce and attract new talent through these innovative projects.

Read more about Nelson and Colne College Group’s investment in EV technology here.

Watch out for exciting updates on Nelson and Colne College Group’s new state-of-the-art, low carbon VR facility!

* The funding for these initiatives has been provided from a government Skills Development Fund designed to support the move to greener technologies.

Photo: College speakers Paul Barker – Head of Sales and Recruitment for Apprenticeships and Training and Steve Wright – Director of Academic Standards