Our STEM Vision
Our new Centre for Science, Technology, Health and Engineering is a major investment in the growth of key business sectors for the region as well as a significant commitment to enhance our communities as places to live, work and study.
We off an increasingly extensive range of course options across the sciences - including Computing, Health, Science, Technology, Engineering and Construction - as well as other core future employment skills. The Centre is planned for development as part of Highland Council's Fort William 2040 vision. You can read more about the project background here.
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David Campbell, Project Director STEM
David joins us from his current post as National Apprenticeship Development Manager with Rolls Royce, bringing more than 30 years of industrial training experience from one of the UK’s biggest engineering companies with him to assist the college and businesses in moving skills and workforce development in STEM sectors to a new level.
Dr Sarah Morton, Project Manager Digital and STEM
Sarah joins us from the College of Medicine at the University of Edinburgh, where she was a Research Fellow at the Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences. Her background is in developing digital and non-digital interventions for use in clinical and community healthcare practice. Sarah’s work is internationally recognised and she is a member of a number of special interest groups including the Royal Society for Public Health, and the First Minister’s Advisory Council for Women and Girls.
Advancing Manufacturing in the West Highlands
West Highland College UHI is delighted that a major project to help businesses in the West Highlands and the wider Highland area was announced during the First Minister of Scotland’s briefing by Cabinet Minister Fiona Hyslop recently.
As part of the national ‘Advancing Manufacturing Challenge Fund’, the project is a partnership between the Scottish Government, Scottish Enterprise, and Highlands and Islands Enterprise. It is part funded by the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Fund. The College will now take forward a £1.6M project designed to provide local businesses with access to advanced manufacturing technology and expertise.