Chase Terrace Technology College to take over Lichfield and Burntwood Vocational Centre building

A local school is to expand after agreeing a deal to take over the site of the Lichfield and Burntwood Vocational Centre.

Chase Terrace Technology College will use the building to expand its design and technology centre and offer new courses.

Chase Terrace Technology College. Pic: Geoff Pick

Chase Terrace Technology College. Pic: Geoff Pick and
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Staffordshire County Council agreed to transfer management of the site which sits alongside the current school facilities.

Dr Stuart Jones, head teacher at Chase Terrace Technology College, said: “We’re delighted to reach this agreement with Staffordshire County Council, which will benefit our students enormously.

“This move allows us to offer our first class design and technology courses in excellent facilities, while giving us the space to install the equipment we need to train engineers of the future.”

The school will take responsibility for the building next September.

Ben Adams, Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet member for learning and skills, said: “A good education does not just provide academic qualifications – it raises aspirations, provides personal skills young adults need to communicate and prosper in the real world, and offers good, balanced careers guidance from an early age.

“Research shows Staffordshire needs 2,600 new engineers for each of the next ten years to meet demand from the science, technology and manufacturing companies already based in the county. So, it’s essential that schools and colleges can offer top quality facilities such as this at Chase Terrace to let young people get the right training and qualifications to take full advantage of the skilled jobs being created on their doorstep.”

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