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Robert Halfon at CEC round table at Loughborough College (Beth Walsh)

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Mar 15 2023

Minister meets apprentices and employers during National Careers Week visit to college

Government Minister Robert Halfon met with local employers and apprentices during a visit to Loughborough College as part of National Careers Week.

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Mar 8 2023

New £5.5m national Institute of Technical Skills and Strategy to support UK’s bid to be a global research and innovation superpower

A new £5.5 million national institute is to be launched to ensure that the UK has the technical capability and capacity across academia, research, education, and innovation to enable the UK to be a global superpower in science, engineering, and the creative industries.

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Mar 7 2023

Unleash the levelling-up potential of universities by attracting foreign investment into UK innovation

A new report was launched today in London by the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) and Midlands Innovation, supported by the National Centre for Universities and Business (NCUB) and Universities UK International (UUKi). The report sets out a blueprint for universities and government to work together in order to unleash the levelling-up potential of the UK’s world-renowned higher education sector to help attract international investment across the country.

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Feb 28 2023

HS2: Don’t dither, don’t delay, deliver HS2 all the way say Midlands Connect

Today (Tuesday), at Midlands Connect’s Annual Conference in Birmingham Midlands Connect’s Chairman Sir John Peace will say ‘Don’t dither, don’t delay, deliver HS2 all the way’. He says there could be a ‘golden decade of growth and economic prosperity’ for the East Midlands if the project is delivered.

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Feb 22 2023

New multi-million-pound AMRICC Centre puts the Midlands at the heart of global advanced ceramics

A state-of-the-art facility, developed to help the Midlands secure a global position in the multi-billion-pound international advanced ceramics sector, is launching in the region.

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Feb 22 2023

North Staffordshire residents support upgrades to bottleneck motorway junction

Consumer research conducted by Midlands Connect shows massive support for improvements on Junction 15 of the M6.

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