By Daniel Hunter

Sheffield has been chosen as the location for a brand new world-class advanced manufacturing college.

Revealed by Business Secretary Vince Cable, the new National College for Advanced Manufacturing will have its headquarters based in Sheffield.

The government is working with High Value Manufacturing Catapult and the Engineering Employers Foundation to set up the college.

It is hoped that the college, which will also have headquarters in Coventry, will help to bridge the skills gap between the UK and overseas workers.

Vince Cable said: “Economic growth is underpinned by technological innovation, a strong manufacturing sector and scientific excellence.

“The UK can no longer afford to lag behind countries like France and Germany, which have invested heavily in technical skills at the highest level for generations.

“This new facility puts Sheffield and its surrounding area at the heart our nationwide drive to create the high-wage, high-skilled jobs of the future.

“It will give young people the opportunity to access the best industry-led training as well as help local firms attract the talent they need to grow their business.”

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