Bury College is delighted to have been approved as a core partner of the Greater Manchester Institute of Technology (GMIoT).  The College will be specialising in health and digital provision, providing greater opportunities for learners, employers and the wider community to benefit from higher technical skills and education in these key areas of local and regional need and demand.

Institutes of Technology (IoTs) are the government’s flagship programme designed to spearhead the delivery of higher technical education in STEM subjects.  The first wave of 12 IoTs have already opened across the country. The Greater Manchester Institute of Technology has been approved as part of wave two of the national programme.

Being part of the GMIoT will help Bury College further expand its wide range of courses including new Higher Technical Qualifications and apprenticeships, which have been designed to support learners into jobs in growth sectors for Greater Manchester.  As part of the approval, there will be resource investment to help provide improved buildings and facilities at Bury College.

The GMIoT has been developed in consultation with employers across Greater Manchester and will support individuals who might be considering a career in health and digital, including those looking to upskill or retrain.

Christian Wakeford, Member of Parliament for Bury South, said: “I am delighted to learn of this development and I’m proud to have been involved from the start. This can only open up Bury and North Manchester to develop further within the jobs market and is great news for the town.”

James Daly, Member of Parliament for Bury North, said: “Bury College’s partnership with Greater Manchester Institute of Technology will be transformative for the opportunities available for young people here in Bury. It is absolutely critical that local people are able to gain the skills needed to thrive in the modern workforce and this partnership is a massive step towards that for our town. Bury College is a fantastic organisation already and this partnership will allow them to go even further in supporting our young people.”

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Artist impression showing the IoT building which will be based at The University of Salford.

The Bury College Institute of Technology will be based in the Health and Digital Centre and there will be refurbishments taking place in the Bury College Sports Centre.