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The Sussex and Surrey Institute of Technology opens at Nescot

A multimillion pound investment into Surrey’s future workforce has officially opened.

The Sussex and Surrey Institute of Technology (IoT) at North East Surrey College of Technology (Nescot) in Epsom provides new cutting-edge facilities for higher level technical training with a focus on digital, sustainable technologies, engineering and construction.

The IoT at Nescot is the first new space to open as part of the Sussex and Surrey IoT. Available courses and apprenticeships include software development, cyber security, AI (Artificial Intelligence) and networking to cloud computing, data handling, ‘internet of things’ and IT support.

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Institute of Technology launch

The Sussex and Surrey Institute of Technology (IoT) at Nescot officially launched at the end of February with more than 60 guests at its opening event. 

Visitors had the opportunity to explore the state-of-the-art facilities, participate in hands-on activities and discover the wide range of resources and training opportunities available at the newly opened IoT.

Attendees included representatives of Business Surrey, Surrey Careers Hub and partners and employers from varied industry sectors who were able to find out the many ways in which they can support the future of skills development in the IT sector. 

Anchor employers including NatWest, Roche Diagnostics, Southern Water, Pearson and Gatwick Airport pledged their ongoing support in various ways, from recruiting apprentices and upskilling existing staff to working with curriculum experts to help shape study programmes and providing mentoring.

Computing staff, and students on our computing courses were on hand to showcase the specialist technology facilities and share their excitement with visitors about the courses available.

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Julie Kapsalis, Principal and CEO at Nescot said: “We were delighted to welcome our first guests to the IoT at Nescot which was buzzing with activity the whole day. It’s been wonderful to showcase our specialist digital technology facilities, resources and training. We are looking forward to working with businesses and partners to address current skills gaps and prepare for future skills needs.”

Paul Rolfe, Director of the Sussex & Surrey IoT said: “It was fantastic to be at the opening of the first Institute of Technology space here at Nescot. I am very proud to have such state-of-the-art facilities, teaching and learning, to enhance skills development across our region. I am thrilled that so many important employers and businesses could join us today.”

Demonstrating some of the technology, Joseph, a student on our Level 3 Computing course said: “The focus on specialist digital technologies is a great opportunity to enhance my knowledge. Nescot is the perfect choice for the IoT with great access and networking opportunities.”

Peter Goodenough, Computing tutor at Nescot, said: “With the Institute of Technology we can offer progress. Computers are in every walk of life and every industry. The IoT at Nescot is offering courses to enhance future skills and aid long term sustainability. You can choose from a wide range of courses on offer, from learning how to design, create and program smart devices, industrial and home robotics to making you mindful of your digital footprint.”

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