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Education Secretary welcomed to Dudley College

The Education Secretary said new investment in hi-tech training centering around Dudley would help bridge the region's skills gap over the coming years.

He was speaking on a visit to Dudley College, which is building a new university site focusing on digital skills off Tipton Road with the help of Government funding.

The project, which has been backed by MPs Mike Wood and Ian Austin, as well as Dudley Council, has seen the town become one of 12 institutes of technology based around the country.

It also includes an Autonomous Vehicle Hub, while £25 million from the Government's town's fund has been earmarked for the final part of the scheme.

Speaking on a visit to the college's Advance Campus on Priory Road, Mr Williamson said the scheme was "truly transformative" in terms of training people in "cutting edge skills and technologies to create the workforce of the future".

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