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Lord Sainsbury meets apprentice engineers at James Watt College

News / 17 November 2016

The former science and innovation minister explored the college’s robotics, CADCAM and hydraulics workshops, witnessing welding, machining and computer-programming techniques by apprentices and students. The learners then spent time over lunch talking to him about their training programmes and future ambitions. Head of James Watt College, Kim Vaughan said: “The apprentices and students enjoyed showcasing […]

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Who is James Watt and why have we named a college after him?

News / 15 September 2016

Born in Greenock, Scotland he moved to Birmingham in the 1770s to work in partnership with local businessman, Matthew Boulton to manufacture a steam train engine cylinder.A unit of measurement of electrical and mechanical power ‘the Watt’ is named in his honour. Three things you might not know about James Watt. James Watt also invented […]

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James Watt College fair attracts 700 jobseekers

News / 14 February 2016

Head of James Watt College, Kim Vaughan said: “Jobseekers, potential apprentices and learners were able to find out about opportunities available now and in the future. “Employers from the engineering, care, warehousing, public services, retail, hair and beauty and transport sectors had many vacancies to promote. This gave everyone that came much more confidence about […]

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James Watt College provides skills for jobs in new facilities

News / 4 September 2015

James Watt College specialises in skills for jobs in key growth industries including engineering and advanced manufacturing, the built environment (gas, plumbing, electrical), sustainable energies, hair, beauty and complementary therapies, health and social care, media and games development as well as exercise and fitness. An £8.5 million investment was made to the college, of which […]

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