Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal officially opened the North Cambridgeshire Training Centre (NCTC) in Chatteris on Wednesday.
The state-of-the-art centre specialises in providing apprenticeships, professional development and commercial courses in engineering and advanced manufacturing but also delivers management, digital technologies, business support and health & social sciences, which are in high demand from local employers.
During the visit, The Princess Royal was given a tour of the facilities by the Group Principal of University and Professional Development at the Eastern Education Group, Laraine Moody. HRH met and chatted to current engineering apprentices, met lecturers and programme leaders and local school children taking part in the Skills Escalator programme in conjunction with local businesses. The visit concluded with HRH unveiling a commemorative plaque in honour of the visit.
She met with Dr Nikos Savvas, CEO of the Eastern Education Group along with staff and students from this organisation.