College set for new training centre

The Agrii Crop Technology Centre at Bishop Burton College in Beverley.
The Agrii Crop Technology Centre at Bishop Burton College in Beverley.
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A state-of-the-art training facility is due to open at Bishop Burton College in Beverley this term.

The new Agrii Crop Technology Centre has been part-funded by the Skills Funding Agency and has been designed to achieve an excellent environmental rating.

It contains the latest technology in precision farming, including global positioning systems, CAN bus electronics and refrigeration engineering.

The building accommodates both theoretical and practical work within a workshop environment and will allow large-scale machinery used in the agricultural industry to be brought into lessons.

Jeanette Dawson, the College principal and chief executive, said: “This year the College celebrates its 60th year and what better way to celebrate than with the unveiling of the next exciting chapter in the college’s life?

“The new building will truly enrich the learning experience for students and will offer new and exciting ways to learn new skills.”

The £3.5m centre is being constructed by Hobson & Porter.