The Future of Work Skills Hub at the New Model Institute for Technology & Engineering (NMITE)  will support innovation, entrepreneurship, skills development and business growth in Hereford and across the county.

The Skills Hub will be inclusive and accessible, helping school leavers, career-shifters, businesses and entrepreneurs to realise their potential. It will be housed in a new extension at NMITE’s Blackfriars campus in High Town. Local firm Arbor Architects has been appointed to design the new building.

James Newby, NMITE’s President and Chief Executive shares the vision for the project, “NMITE Skills Hub will be a futuristic space that enables a feeling of walking into the future with excitement and confidence rather than fear and uncertainty. The aim is to revolutionise upskilling, reskilling and meet skills gaps for current and future of work. Skills Hub will be a test bed facility for innovation. By helping new entrepreneurs get started, raising aspirations of young people and adults, supporting the creation of new jobs in the local area, we will be introducing new engines of economic growth.

The first programme to roll out from NMITE Skills Hub is an Innovation support scheme in partnership with Innovate UK.