Institute of Technology
Askham Bryan College became part of a consortium of colleges in the region to develop the Yorkshire & Humber Institute of Technology in 2019, now one of twelve Institutes of Technology across the country designed to increase higher level technical skills for employers. The Yorkshire & Humber Institute of Technology brings investment of circa £10 million of capital funding into the region for partners to invest in industry standard equipment to provide higher level technical training. This massive training boost will enhance employment opportunities and ensure highly qualified employees for the regions’ employers.
Institute of Technology project
Askham Bryan College has begun work on its new £1.7 million precision livestock facility. The project will include a precision calf rearing facility and beef grower unit and dedicated teaching and learning space for delivering courses on sustainable and high welfare farming practices. The college was awarded the grant for the project through the Yorkshire Humberside Institute of Technology consortium. The consortium was granted approximately £10 million of capital funding in total to invest in industry-standard equipment to provide higher-level technical training in Yorkshire. The new facilities will be used for degree-level study and training through University Centre Askham Bryan, the college’s higher education arm.
High animal welfare and sustainable beef production are at the heart of the facility whilst highlighting a combined, fully digitised approach to rearing beef animals. This will allow students access to real-time data and enhanced, flexible, hands-on research opportunities. Data captured will then be viewed and used within the separate teaching space allowing continuous and applied learning. The build will be complete late summer 2021, ready for students starting term in September.
Askham Bryan College is working alongside eight other educational partners to deliver the Institute of Technology in Yorkshire and the Humber.