Duke to visit Ceme Centre in Rainham

The Duke of York is due to visit the Ceme centre next week. Picture PA/Alistair Grant

The Duke of York is due to visit the Ceme centre next week. Picture PA/Alistair Grant - Credit: PA Wire/Press Association Images

Prince Andrew will visit the Centre For Engineering and Manufacturing Excellence (Ceme) in Rainham.

The Duke of York is coming to the centre in Marsh Way on Wednesday.

Bill Williams, chief executive officer of Ceme, said: “The Duke has a strong interest in manufacturing, industry and innovation.

“The Ceme centre has a very good future in this industry.”

The visit will see the Duke meeting some big names from the world of industry including directors from British Gas, Ford and National Grid.

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He will also go on a tour of the Gateways to Skills Centre where he will meet students who use it on a regular basis.

Earlier this month, public consultation into plans to open a technical college at the Ceme centre received a massive boost.

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The college, which is due to open in 2014, is expected to be a springboard for youngsters into jobs and long-term careers in engineering, manufacturing, design and technology.

During the visit, it is expected that the Duke will meet with prospective parents and students at the college.

The visit comes eight months after the Queen officially opened the Drapers’ Academy in Settle Road, Harold Hill.

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