Accelerating Support for Engineering and Design Centre - 14/05/2013


Investing in the future of engineering, UK-based Sonardyne International Ltd. has recently made a substantial donation to the Alton College Fundraising Appeal for a new Engineering and Design Technology Centre. The donation brings forward the centre’s building completion date to Autumn 2013 and will enable the college to teach 310 students a year, inspiring young people to choose careers in engineering and design technology for years to come.

Alton College attracts aspiring engineers from across Southern England, providing them with the opportunities and support to achieve their full potential. With application numbers for engineering and design technology courses doubling over recent years, the over-subscribed course has been restricted by its current facilities. To rectify this, the college launched a fundraising appeal, hoping to generate the required GBP2.46 million for the design and build of the new centre. Once complete, the centre will house two well-equipped workshops for wood, metals and plastics; facilities for turning, welding and casting; Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Computer Aided Manufacture (CAM) facilities; two technology laboratories and a technician work station and secure tool store.

Image: Alton College’s new Engineering and Design Technology Centre.

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