Duke of York to visit Rainham

The Duke of York is due to visit the Ceme centre. Picture PA/Alistair Grant.

The Duke of York is due to visit the Ceme centre. Picture PA/Alistair Grant. - Credit: PA Wire/Press Association Images

The Centre for Engineering and Manufacturing Excellence (Ceme) is set to be given a Royal seal of approval by Prince Andrew.

The Centre for Engineering and Manufacturing Excellence (Ceme) is set to be given a Royal seal of approval by Prince Andrew.

The Duke of York is due to meet some big names from the world of industry, including directors from British Gas, Ford and National Grid at the centre in Marsh Way, Rainham, on Wednesday, June 5.

Bill Williams, chief executive officer of Ceme, said: “The Duke has a strong interest in manufacturing, industry and innovation.

“The Ceme centre has a very good future in this industry.”

The prince will also go on a tour of the Gateways To Skills Centre where he will meet with students who use the centre on a regular basis.

Earlier this month, public consultation into plans to open a technical college at the Ceme centre received a massive boost.

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The college, which is due to open in 2014 is expected to be a springboard for youngsters into jobs and long term careers in engineering, manufacturing, design and technology.

During the visit, the Duke will meet with prospective parents and students at the college.