Maryland – USA. The University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business will study enterprise and markets at a new centre of excellence funded by $5 million from The Snider Foundation, led by alumnus Ed Snider. An additional $1 million commitment from the Charles Koch Foundation will help create The Ed Snider Centre for Enterprise and Markets.

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UK - Medway.    Consultation on proposals for the £10m creation of the University Technical College at Chatham Docks has opened after the government provided funding for the site.

The Medway University Technical College will be for up to 600 14 to 19-year-olds and will specialise in engineering and construction. The new school will offer a range of practically-based courses leading to qualifications, including GCSEs and A levels, and vocational qualifications such as BTECs and NVQs. In addition, opportunities such as training and work experience with local employers will be provided.

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University of Derby Corporate (UDC) has been recognised by the Times Higher Education Magazine as being the best in the UK for its employer engagement. The Outstanding Employer Engagement Initiative award recognises UDC's strategic and innovative approach to delivering employers' workforce development needs through accreditation and work based learning.

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