Here at Bishop Burton and College we are really proud to part of the Yorkshire and Humber Institute of Technology consortium of colleges. This exciting partnership first announced in April 2019, aims to promote collaboration between employers and college and university level providers, to increase higher level technical skills for employers, with a focus on STEM such as engineering and digital.  The Yorkshire & Humber Institute of Technology brings capital investment of circa £10million into the region for partners to invest in industry leading equipment and provide higher level technical training.  This massive training boost will enhance employment opportunities and ensure highly qualified employees for the regions’ employers. 

At Bishop Burton £1.7 million has been invested by the Yorkshire and Humber IoT to develop a brand-new centre with facilities and learning environments that are dedicated to the most forward-looking agricultural technologies. Equipment includes satellite technology that is capable of the remote sensor of field factors such as crop density, yield, disease and pests. Our programmes offer a range of high-level technical qualifications, focusing on precision farming systems which optimise yield and minimise environmental impact. Precision farming technologies can transform food production techniques whilst reducing emissions, pollution, waste and soil erosion. 

Bishop Burton College's Institute of Technology building under construction

You can find out more about the Institute of Technology by joining us at the Waterline Summit 2020, which is taking place across the week (19-23rd October 2020). On Wednesday Bill Meredith, Principal at Bishop Burton College, will explain the important role that precision agriculture has on the reduction of our carbon footprint, and how the Institute of Technology will play a central role in supporting greener farming. Bishop Burton College is proud to sponsor the Nature-Based Solutions Day at this year’s summit - make sure you book your place now! 

If you can see yourself learning in our fantastic IoT facilities, or have an interest in the many other courses we offer, make sure you sign up to our Open Event taking place this Wednesday 21 October, 5-8pm. We also have something very exciting we can wait to share with you! Our brand-new virtual tour will be available exclusively to our Open Event visitors so book your place and come and explore our fabulous campus from the comfort of your home.