A new, specialist further education college, Ada National College for Digital Skills, was officially opened in Tottenham Hale today (11th October 2016).
The college is devoted to teaching advanced technical skills to support the rapidly-growing digital economy and is named in memory of 19th century mathematician and writer Ada Lovelace. The launch coincides with the annual Ada Lovelace Day, which seeks to raise the profile of women in science, technology, engineering and maths.
Cllr Joe Goldberg, Haringey Council Cabinet Member for Economic Development said:
“I’m incredibly proud that Ada, the National College for Digital Skills has picked Tottenham above all places to be its home. It is central to our ambition to turn the area into London’s fastest and most dynamic centre for digital innovation. A stone’s throw from Kings Cross, we want to make the most of this opportunity by bringing in ultrafast broadband, making Haringey a leader in science, technology, engineering and maths by implementing our STEM Commission, and giving firms moving into new and converted workspace a 30% business rate subsidy.”
The Ada National College for Digital Skills opened thanks to backing from Haringey who helped fund the college’s temporary home on Broad Lane.