Calderdale College is leading on a new project, ‘Industry 4.0’, which will bring 70 apprentices and a high-tech manufacturing hub to the Brighouse area.
Earlier this year, Brighouse Town Council received £19.1 million of funding from the Government and part of this project will see the Industry 4.0 Hub created in the town.
Delivering the project alongside the University of Huddersfield, Textile Centre of Excellence, West Yorkshire Manufacturing Services and Calderdale and Kirklees Manufacturing Alliance, the College will create a place where businesses can explore how digital technology can improve their productivity and increase innovation.
The Hub, housed at the College’s newly-established Engineering Centre on the Armytage Road Industrial Estate, is kitted out with high-tech equipment to showcase augmented reality, advanced manufacturing and robotics.
Additionally, the new site will have capacity for 70 apprenticeships to be delivered as part of the project, and a range of new short training programmes designed to help employers upskill their current workforce will be offered to those already pursuing a career in manufacturing.
The site will also host Engineering and Manufacturing study programmes, where Further Education and adult students will be able to learn in a professional, industry environment.