£28 million Institute of Digital Technology set up at Blechley Park

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An Institute of Digital Technology is being established by a consortium of Milton Keynes College, Microsoft, KMPG & McAfee at Bletchley Park with £28 million from the UK government Institutes of Technology fund.

An Institute of Digital Technology is being established at Bletchley Park, set up with £28 million of  from the UK government Institutes of Technology fund, by a consortium led by Milton Keynes College  and including Microsoft, KMPG and McAfee.

Funding will be used to refurbish Block D at the historic site, which was home to famous codebreakers including Alan Turing and the famous Enigma machine

The consortium will also create a modern facility that it says will build on and compliment future and higher education institutions and contain the latest equipment, providing access to current research from university partners.  Around 1,000 students aged 18 and over are expected to attend the institute for technical qualifications, higher apprenticeships and training to tackle the UK digital skills gap

The UK Government has invited consortiums of universities, further education colleges and companies to bid for £170 million of funding to create a network of 12 technology institutes across the country.

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