College of West Anglia’s plan for �7.2m engineering block at Isle College campus, in Wisbech

College bosses believe the new multi-million-pound engineering block at the College of West Anglia in Wisbech will give Fenland's young people the best skills to get top jobs.

Engineering employers are struggling to fill jobs with skilled labour and Mark Reavell, director of employer engagement and estates at the college, believes the �7.2m block at the Isle Campus, will help people gain the skills needed.

He said: 'Seventeen per cent of all jobs in Fenland are in engi-neering, nearly double the national average of 10pc. We need a state-of-the-art centre to train our young people the skills needed.

'Employers are finding it hard to fill vacancies because applicants don't have the skills required. The new block will help fill that void and help people from the area to get top jobs in engineering.'

The high-tech block, due to be started in October, is part of a larger plan to improve the college.

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