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Engineering at Cambridge Regional College given industry stamp of approval

Engineering at Cambridge Regional College given industry stamp of approval

Engineering at Cambridge Regional College has been given the official stamp of approval by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers – winning praise for its superb industry-standard facilities.

The college was awarded EngTech Approved status and presented with a certificate to mark the occasion by the president of the Institution, Group Captain Mark Hunt, during a visit to the region designed to encourage more students and apprentices to study engineering.

He said CRC was a key training institution which had strong links with more than 200 local companies, making it an excellent place for apprentices to start their engineering careers.

“I am really impressed with the facilities at Cambridge Regional College. It is a 21st century learning space, with the balance of academic and practical skills absolutely right. It is really great to see,” he said.

“It’s a great opportunity to remind the students how lucky they are and that all the hard work they are doing now will really pay dividends in the future.”

Mark, who was accompanied by Sylvain Jamais, chairman of the eastern region of the Institution, presented CRC Principal Anne Constantine with a certificate to mark the college's achievement of EngTech Approved status.

Student benefits include access to the IMechE library – the biggest of its kind in the world – the opportunity to apply for funding and awards, careers and industry advice, and CV support.

Alan Ward, Head of Engineering at CRC said: “I am delighted that the Institution has recognised the college’s excellent new engineering facilities as being one of the best it has seen.

“This prestigious award and acceptance into the Engineering Technician Apprenticeship Scheme means that our learners can now become members of the Institution and enjoy the many benefits it has to offer.”

Pictured Mark Hunt presents the certificate to CRC Principal Anne Constantine.

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For more information, please contact Lynn O’Shea, Communications & PR Manager, Cambridge Regional College, on 01223 418773 or email

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