Investing In Your Future
BMet has invested an incredible £20 million in redeveloping and refurbishing sites in both Birmingham and the Black Country, improving facilities and providing state-of-the-art work spaces and classrooms for students and staff.
Stourbridge College £6.5 million Investment
In autumn 2016 we opened the doors to our newly refurbished £1.5 million construction centre. This provides outstanding learning facilities in the fields of carpentry and joinery, plumbing, gas and electrical installation, and the built environment, which includes construction management and surveying. This completes an exciting £6.5 million pound refurbishment of the facilities at Stourbridge College. Students are already benefitting from a new reception area as well as meeting spaces, brand new classrooms and a new centre of excellence for early years, health & social care and IT.
The redevelopment complements a recent £1 million investment in a new engineering block, refurbished science laboratories, a new refectory and a modern learning resources centre equipped with the latest technology to help students study and learn.
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New Foundation Learning Unit in the Black Country
The Art & Design Centre in Brierley Hill is the home to our newly opened Independent Living Centre. The Centre is a fully functional independence unit for foundation learning students in the Black Country and provides opportunities for students to develop their independence with a range of skills including budgeting, planning menus for a healthy lifestyle and carrying out maintenance at home. The unit includes a number of classroom areas aimed at providing students with the opportunity to gain vital skills in an environment conducive to their learning requirements, as well as helping them to develop enterprise and commercial skills. This leads to increased confidence and progression to education and employment.
Find out more about the facilities and courses at The Art & Design Centre
James Watt £4.5 million Investment
James Watt College has recently had a £4.5 million major refurbishment so that it can offer an even better learning environment in which you can develop your skills. The college features a brand new fully-equipped learning resources centre, a professional quality TV studio, beauty salon, gym, media suite, construction workshops and our Sustainable Technologies Centre.
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Erdington Skills Centre £4 million Investment
The Skills Centre has had major refurbishment, with an investment of almost £4 million, of which £1.33 million was grant funded by the Skills Funding Agency. The Centre now offers an enhanced range of courses in construction, ESOL and foundation learning and provides purpose built facilities including classrooms and workshops, which have been specifically designed to house training rooms for painting and decorating, plastering, carpentry and joinery and electrical as well as general training rooms with increased access to technology. We’re working with local community groups such as Connexions and Jobcentre Plus to help unemployed people back into work.
Find out more about the facilities and courses at Erdington Skills Centre