Perry opens Northampton Academy

Perry opens Northampton Academy

12 Nov 2015

Rail minister Claire Perry has formally opened the new £7 million National Training Academy for Rail (NTAR) in Northampton. It’s another big vote of confidence in the new rail industry and in particular its fast emerging training and development sector.

The move presages a further attempt to bridge the skills gap and create a new generation of skilled professional people able to take forward a burgeoning portfolio of projects and initiatives.

Next door to Siemens’ Kings Heath depot, the world-class academy will train thousands of students using digital, 3D and virtual reality equipment – giving them the hi-tech skills they need to work in the rail industry. The Government has provided 50 per cent of the £7 million funding for NTAR, with the rest coming from Siemens.

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