Colleges receive government funding boost

Colleges receive government funding boost

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Paul Miles

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Colleges receive government funding boost

Two colleges in Berkshire have received a financial boost.

The Berkshire College of Agriculture received £1.25m in government funding as part of a £214m investment by the government in 47 colleges in England.

The money will be used to help pay for building a new technology centre at the college with work set to begin in September. 

East Berkshire College, in Slough, has also been be given £2.88m towards its £9.3m renovation of a teaching block on its Langley campus.

BCA spokeswoman, Sarah Irving, said: "We are absolutely thrilled to have received this money.

"It will go a great way to financing our new technology centre.".

On announcing the news on today skills minister Matthew Hancock said the funding would help ensure investment in 'first rate facilities'.

Sarah added the new building would be used to help students across the curriculum including its animal management and equine studies.

It aims to be complete by September next year.

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