Local MP, Craig Mackinlay, has welcomed a £6.5 million investment for the Kent and Medway EDGE Hub, a teaching and research centre with satellite facilities at the Discovery Park in Sandwich in his South Thanet constituency, as well as Canterbury Christ Church’s Medway Campus and other parts of Kent.
The Modern Industrial Strategy, through the biggest transformation to technical education in a generation, ensures that people can boost their skills to take on the challenges and jobs of the future. Last year, there were 31,080 apprenticeship starts in the South East of England, giving more young people to develop their skills while contributing to a business.
In the year since the Modern Industrial Strategy was launched, £45 billion has been committed to support local infrastructure, research and development and businesses to back high-skilled jobs in communities across the country.
Commenting, Craig Mackinlay MP said:
“I’m delighted that, as part of our Modern Industrial Strategy, my South Thanet constituency will benefit from a £6.5 million investment for the Kent and Medway EDGE Hub, which has a facility at the Discovery Park in Sandwich.
“This investment will have a very positive impact, and help to ensure that we continue to generate good jobs and higher wages in the future.”