Sir Bill Taylor Futures Centre
The UK is particularly lacking a workforce proficient in Stem subjects - Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.
The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) found that nearly 40% of firms looking for staff with Stem skills have had difficulties recruiting.
The shortage is particularly acute in construction, encompassing as it does a wide range of disciplines from structural engineering to architecture, bricklaying to surveying.
Future Centre at Blackburn College
Our £7 million state-of-the-art Futures Centre houses our Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths based subjects. The centre is also home for the College’s highly respected Music and Media faculty. It features the department’s state of the art equipment, including the HD TV studio, Macintosh Edit suites, a sound proofed recording studio, rehearsal rooms, radio studio, cameras and amps.
Media programme leader Jamie Holman says: “We believe this development will help further cement and develop our outstanding industry links that already include Tate Liverpool, The Saatchi-Gallery Magazine Art And Music, The Guardian online and All Tomorrows Parties festival.”
The building is equipped to the highest standard and students have access to world leading facilities, technologies and learning techniques.
From a working eco-house to advanced manufacturing workshops – students will use equipment recognised as current working practice within industry which will involve:
- Advanced manufacturing workshops
- CNC lathes and machining centres
- 3D modelling and scanning
- Programming machines in a manufacturing environment
- Destructive and non-destructive testing methods
- Professional recording studio with control room, mixing and production facilities
- Real life TV Studio, control room and edit suite
- Radio station and cinema