New high speed rail college opens in Doncaster

A new National College for High Speed Rail (NCHSR) has opened in Doncaster to help young people learn “world-class technical skills”.

It is the largest of five new national colleges created by the government to teach skills such as engineering, design, planning, manufacturing, and construction.

Education secretary, Justine Greening, said: “It has been great to attend the official launch of the NCHSR. It is part of how we are steadily transforming technical education in this country, training up a new generation of skilled people and the existing workforce so that British business has the skills it needs and people have the opportunities they want - a win-win for everyone.

“Doncaster is also one of the 12 Opportunity Areas that will benefit from a share of £72 million to raise attainment and aspirations.

“NCHSR is part of this work, making sure Doncaster’s local talent gets the opportunity to fulfil its potential and ensuring a prosperous future for the UK.”

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