Chief Secretary to the Treasury, David Gauke, visited Stoke-on-Trent today in support of Conservative Candidate Jack Brereton.
Whilst in the city, David and Jack visited Staffordshire University to see their brand new £40 million investment in the University’s main Stoke-on-Trent campus.
They toured the Cadman Studios, an £11.5 million development including state-of-the-art TV and Music Technology Studios set in its own courtyard.
The building has been extensively remodelled to create brand new studio spaces, an industry standard television studio, control rooms, and music studios.
Chief Secretary to the Treasury David Gauke said: “It was absolutely fantastic to see these brand new facilities which are an asset to Staffordshire University’s renowned creative industries programme. It is critical that we are training the next generation of our workforce with the skills that they need to thrive and succeed in tomorrow’s workplace.
“I was pleased to be able to join local candidate Jack Brereton, to have a discussion about how important it is that we upskill the local workforce for the future.
“As the Government looks towards a successful Brexit, it is important that our Universities are standing ready with programmes that will enable their students to go out into the workforce with the skills they need to succeed.
“Jack is campaigning on a plan that would see even more highly skilled jobs, brought to Stoke-on-Trent, and he has a very proud track record of delivery in this area.“
Conservative Party Candidate Jack Brereton said: “We had a great visit to Staffordshire University, which is a vital institution here in Stoke-on-Trent.
“I was pleased that such a senior member of the Treasury team could come along and see just how Stoke-on-Trent is playing its part in preparing students to be ready with the skills our economy needs to make a success of Brexit.”