The programme aims to boost economic growth with better transport links and increase investment in the North of England.
An academic partner of ICE Yorkshire and Humber has joined the Northern Powerhouse Partner Programme.
Leeds College of Building is the latest organisation to become a member, and the appointment is recognition of the contribution the education institution has made to the scheme.
As the UK’s only specialist further education construction college, it joins a network of more than 300 partners – made up of leading businesses, civic bodies and charities - across the North of England aiming to boost economic growth with better transport links and increase investment.
Derek Whitehead, CEO and Principal at Leeds College of Building, said: “We are delighted to announce that Leeds College of Building has become a member of the government’s Northern Powerhouse Partner Programme.
“We wholeheartedly support the development and economic growth of the North through specialist construction training and business partnerships across the region and the UK. This partnership allows us to widen our reach even further and get more people into careers across vital skill-shortage areas.”
ICE Yorkshire and Humber Regional Director, Penny Marshall, added: “I am delighted to see one of our academic partners taking the lead and working within the Northern Powerhouse to achieve the skills we need for a successful and vibrant economy in the North.”
ICE officially signed an academic partnership agreement with Leeds College of Building in March 2019.
It was the first time ICE had formed an academic partnership with a further education college, rather than a university.