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Massive backing from all for Rainham technical college

16:00 09 May 2013

The CEME centre in Rainham

The CEME centre in Rainham

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Plans to open a new technical college for youngsters in Rainham have received a massive boost.

A public consultation carried out on behalf of the East London University Technical College which is scheduled to open in 2014 showed overwhelming public support for the project.

The college would be on the campus of the Centre for Engineering and Manufacturing Excellence (CEME) at Marsh Way, Rainham.

Bill Williams, chief executive officer of CEME said: “This is fantastic feedback and shows there is a recognition that area like Havering are crying out for a new education facility which will provide a real springboard for hundreds of youngsters to get not just any old job, but to get fantastic jobs and brilliant careers.”

As well as the public, the survey asked the opinions of local politicians, including MPs, and senior teaching staff. An overwhelming 97 per cent said they believed the new college was a good thing and vital in helping local youngsters to get into good skilled jobs and careers.

The survey included nearly 300 parents of prospective pupils from Havering, Barking and Dagenham, Redbridge, Newham,Tower Hamlets and Thurrock, head teachers at secondary schools, colleges and some junior schools in those boroughs, plus local councils.

Opinions were also sought from Havering MPs Angela Watkinson, Andrew Rosindell and Rainham MP Jon Cruddas, and Thurrock MP Jackie Doyle-Price.

The views of community associations and residents associations in Havering were also canvassed.

Funding for the the college, which is expected to be a springboard for youngsters into jobs and long term careers in engineering, manufacturing, design and technology, has already been agreed by the Department for Education.

Its partners will be Ford Motor Company, University College London (UCL), the Prospects Learning Foundation and CEME.

The executive summary, compiled by Havering Council’s Education Department states: “The outcome of the statutory consultation, together with the results of the marketing survey, provides responses from nearly 300 individuals and organisations demonstrating overall, an extremely robust and positive level support.”

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