The Welsh Development Agency and manufacturer Ford are funding a £3.5m technology centre due to open in September near the vehicle builder’s Bridgend engine plant.
The agency and Ford’s Bridgend management hope the new centre will help the region attract investors by improving training. Waterton Technology Centre will provide up to 300 students from the region’s manufacturers with training in advanced manufacturing techniques.
The training agenda includes engineering quality improvement, multi-skilling and group leadership development. Local industries which have shown interest in participating in the centre include electronics and steel.
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