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Centre for Advanced Technologies

Barking & Dagenham College has been awarded a share of £25.7 million funding by the Mayor, Sadiq Khan to boost skills and training for Londoners across the capital.
The CAT Project which started in Summer 2018 will be completed by Autumn 2019. Internal refurbishment and redesign of existing facilities to create an advanced and higher skills training, delivering a contemporary, leading-edge STEAM curriculum to meet the skills of both London and the rapidly growing borough of Barking and Dagenham.
The Centre for Advanced Technologies will train people in wide range of modern curriculum areas resulting in higher level technician qualifications in emerging occupational areas: Advanced Infrastructure Technologies; Engineering and Robotics: Creative and Digital; Information and Communication Technology; Data and Big Data; and TV and Film Production.
The CAT is a pan-industry collaborative project with partners from a range of technology-based companies. The CAT has been designed with key employers, student client groups and local stakeholders to successfully meet the skills and economic challenges and opportunities of the future. Careful attention has been paid to national, regional and local drivers and economies.