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Bolton College STEM Centre 

An innovative new centre that will address local skills shortages and enable the growth of employment and Apprenticeship opportunities in Bolton has now been approved and is in progress.

Bolton College opened its state-of-the-art STEM Centre in October 2014. The Centre – furnished with the latest technology and industry-standard equipment – stands at the heart of Bolton’s vibrant town centre, next to the College’s £70 million Deane Road campus.

STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths, and the Centre will focus on these core subjects, all of which create a key strand of the Bolton Education Strategy.

STEM careers are highly sought-after by employers – both locally and nationally – and can be well-paid. The development of the STEM Centre is furthermore in response to local priorities: Bolton is a traditional manufacturing town and manufacturing still provides 18% of employment.

In this way, the STEM Centre will:

  • Provide greater educational choice and progression pathways for Bolton residents
  • Boost apprenticeship and employment opportunities for young people
  • Act as a catalyst for collaboration and enterprise

Choosing to study a STEM qualification at Bolton College could lead you to an Apprenticeship or employment in one of many sector-specific jobs including:

  •  Electronics Engineering
  •  Aerospace Engineering
  •  Automotive Engineering
  •  Environmental technologies
  •  Petrochemical industries
  •  The Nuclear Industries
  •  Process engineering
  •  Health Science
  •  Sports Science

STEM careers are highly sought after and can be well paid. It is estimated that more than 120,000* jobs will need to be replaced every year in this fast moving and innovative employment sector.

*Source SEMTA: Skills Council for Science, Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies.

We have STEM courses available at a range of levels - please click on the links below:

You are 16-18 and looking for a full-time course

You are looking for a Motor Vehicle Apprenticeship (More STEM Apprenticeships will be available in future)

You would like to study Engineering at Higher Education Level, please click here

You would like to go to university to study science or engineering related subjects but don't have the qualifications needed

For more information on the accessibility of the STEM Centre, please click the button below for information from DisabledGo.