Eastern Institute of Technology in Suffolk
Plans to establish an Eastern Institute of Technology in Suffolk has been approved.
16:27 11 February 2019
Plans to establish an innovative multi-million pound technology teaching hub in Suffolk have been approved by Ipswich Borough Council’s planning committee. The goal is to establish an Eastern Institute of Technology that focuses on teaching STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and maths) to address growing demands of businesses for more highly skilled people in STEM subjects.
Craig Shimmon, marketing manager at Suffolk New College, said: “We are pleased that Ipswich Borough Council has backed plans for the college to widen our curriculum in a number of areas thanks to the possible creation of a new education hub that will be run in partnership with the Eastern Institute of Technology (EIOT).
“We are very excited at the prospect of extending our curriculum offer to people of all ages in this region in a number of technology based subjects.
“There are still a number of processes to go through before this project becomes a reality and we are looking forward to finding out about the next stage of the funding process.
“If all goes to plan though, the proposed building will be a great addition to our expanding facilities and it will be based in an area that is benefitting from ongoing regeneration right in the heart of Ipswich’s expanding education quarter.”