New Automotive, Construction & Engineering Centre opens at Scarborough TEC

New Automotive, Construction & Engineering Centre opens at Scarborough TEC

Scarborough TEC is delighted to announce the new Automotive, Construction and Engineering (ACE) Centre is being opened on Wednesday 5thJune 2019 by the Mayor of the Borough of Scarborough, Councillor Joe Plant and the Head of Business & Skills at the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding Local Enterprise Partnership, Annabel Jelley.

The centre has been part-funded with a £3.345m Skills Capital grant from the Government’s Local Growth Fund secured through the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding Local Enterprise Partnership.

Simon Gummerson, Head of Construction & Engineering at Scarborough TEC, said: “I am thrilled that we are being joined by the Local Enterprise Partnership and the Mayor for the opening; both have been very supportive as we have moved into the building and we are forever thankful of the support they have offered to us and our students.

“The new centre will be used by students and Apprentices who are studying for a wide variety of careers including Automotive, Bricklaying, Plumbing, Electrical Installation, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Construction and Carpentry & Joinery. The workshops and equipment the students now have access to are going to give them a competitive edge when it comes to applying for jobs in their chosen industries.”

Dr Ruth Smith, chair of the Skills and Employability Board at the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding Enterprise Partnership commented: “The investment at Scarborough demonstrates perfectly what the LEP is seeking to achieve with our local Skills Capital investments.

“The new centre focuses on providing skills and training that are in the most demand locally, most notably: construction, manufacturing and health and social care. We are investing to ensure that our learners have access to the very latest technology and skills that will in turn benefit our local businesses.”

The one-storey building includes;

  • Electrical Workshop
  • Engineering Workshop
  • Fabrication & Welding Workshop
  • Plumbing Workshop
  • Brickwork Workshop
  • Joinery Workshop
  • Joinery Machine Workshop
  • Automotive Workshop

Ann Hardy, Principal of Scarborough TEC, explained the reasons for the centre being an important addition to the Filey Road Campus: “Our vision for Scarborough TEC to be a leading education and training provider in our region saw us relocate the majority of our services from Lady Edith’s Drive and Westwood Campuses in September 2017 and this is the exciting next step in our journey.

“It has always been our aim to consolidate all of our provision onto one site and this means that all of our courses will now be delivered from one, centrally-located campus.  I would like to thank everyone who has been part of this venture and especially the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding LEP; without their support this would never have been possible for our students.”

For more information about Automotive, Construction and Engineering courses at Scarborough TEC simply visit or call (01723) 372105.