Funding secured for £10.5m Rotherham university centre

A £3.5m funding boost from the Sheffield City Region has been secured for a proposed  university centre in Rotherham.

Rotherham College, part of RNN Group, will open the new £10.5m higher education centre to students in Autumn 2018, offering a new programme of degrees and degree apprenticeships.

The project is aimed at addressing the skills gap in Rotherham as currently only 23% of people in the town have a higher education qualification compared to the national average of 36%.

This should enable people to take up higher skilled jobs, progress in their careers, increase their income and help attract employers to Rotherham.

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