Chelmsford College unveils new IoT facility

A state-of-the-art Institute of Technology (IOT) facility at Chelmsford College was launched on 3rd February 2023, officially opened by Chelmsford MP, Vicky Ford.

The IoT is one of several in the country. Funded by SELEP, it is part of a wider group of colleges and universities known as South East Institute of Technology.

SELEP’s key priorities include increasing construction apprenticeships and industry-relevant qualifications, and Chelmsford College works hard to continually equip learners with the required skills to meet the needs of local infrastructure projects.

The college has just launched the new technical Level (T Levels) in Design, Surveying and Planning in Construction which will support this ambition.

With the aim of promoting higher-level skills, there is a real focus on digital technology including a dedicated computer-aided laboratory, virtual/augmented reality, rapid prototyping and 3D printing.

These new and exciting facilities aim to support advanced learners in the Construction and Engineering industries.

Simon Drane, Director of Curriculum at Chelmsford College’s Princes Road campus, said: “We want the best for our students. We want them to understand and appreciate the skills and training which are valuable to employers before they leave College.

“In this way, they will be ready to contribute to the workforce and apply their skills to deliver a more sustainable way of building in the future.”