Queen Mary University of London and Newham College have announced the launch of the London City Institute of Technology (LCIoT).
Once open to students, the Institute will specialise in delivering higher technical education and apprenticeships with a focus on STEM subjects such as engineering, digital and low-carbon growth.
It will also provide upskilling and reskilling opportunities for adults and play a key role in creating the UK’s next generation of highly-skilled workers. It is anticipated there will be 1,700 students by year five.
There will be flexible options for students including T-levels, degree apprenticeships, and other technical qualifications. Those studying at the Institute will benefit from state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, giving them an ideal environment for their world-class education.
The Institute, working with key employers such as Siemens Mobility, CBRE Investment Management and the Port of London Authority, will also enable people from under-represented groups to build valuable connections and access sustainable, well-paid careers.
Professor Colin Bailey, president and principal of Queen Mary University of London said: “We are delighted to be partnering with Newham College to launch the London City Institute of Technology. Queen Mary’s mission is to open the doors of opportunity to anyone with the potential to succeed, and we are committed to working with businesses and our local communities to help ensure we are supporting our students to take up the high-quality, high-skilled jobs needed today and in the future.
“In 2015, we were proud to be the first Russell Group University to offer Degree Apprenticeships. Today’s announcement is another step on this journey as we bring together the best of world-leading research and university-level education for the benefit of our students, and the skills needs of businesses in London and across the globe.”
Paul Stephen, principal and CEO, Newham College, said: “Newham College is delighted to be working in partnership with Queen Mary University and our many corporate partners to offer a new and engaging model of higher level, employer endorsed training pathways. These pathways will bridge the current skills gap within current and emerging in-demand technologies and will in turn provide higher levels of well qualified applicants within the transport, infrastructure, engineering, digital and energy sectors.”