Chesterfield College is opening a logistics training centre to support the development of the East Midlands as a national distribution hub.
The new centre at Waterloo Court has a dedicated fork lift truck training facility as well as a 40-seat conference facility and classrooms.
It will serve existing warehousing facilities, as we4ll as companies setting up at Markham Vale, at Staveley and on the former Coalite site near the M1.
The college worked closely the Coalfields Regeneration Trust to develop the training centre. The Trust provided a capital grant for the build and a further grant that supported logistics skills training for unemployed individuals residing in areas of high deprivation.
Emily Williams, special projects manager at Chesterfield College, said: “Logistics isn’t just about driving goods vehicles and as such we are developing our provision at Waterloo Court to support organisational training needs throughout the logistics supply chain. We offer industry relevant training and qualifications in subjects ranging from business administration and customer service right through to warehouse operations, health and safety and forklift operation.”