Institute of Technology
Bishop Burton is part of a consortium of colleges, led by York College, bringing circa £10 million of capital funding to the region to develop the Yorkshire and Humber Institute of Technology designed to increase higher level technical skills for employers.
Bishop Burton is receiving £1.7million, which will be invested in a new build training facility on campus and will include classrooms, dedicated workspaces and precision farming technologies.
New precision farming methods, such as satellite technologies and equipment that is capable of remotely sensing various field factors, including crop density, yields, diseases and pests, among other things will be purchased with the funding with the emphasis being on making farming more sustainable for the future both economically and environmentally.
Bishop Burton College is working alongside eight other education partners and a number of business partners as part of the consortium.