Skills Street is an immersive and innovative world of work learning and training experience, developed to
inspire and inform children, young people, and adults from across the South Yorkshire region. Based
on the site of the UK's newest theme park, 'Gulliver's Valley', Skills Street will transform the way the
region delivers careers training for schools with this new hands-on approach to developing and honing
This interactive training centre will be delivered by a partnership between Gulliver's Valley theme park,
The Work-wise foundation, and the Source, creating a Centre of Excellence in training from a retail to construction and from hospitality to manufacturing
What is Skills Street?
Experiential, transforming the way careers training is delivered across South Yorkshire.
Integrated curriculum learning, Gatsby benchmarked to be meaningful and measurable.
Differentiated learning provision across key stages.
A catalyst for vocational learning (apprenticeships and training) linked to skills needs and local industry demand.
Co-designed by industry, enhanced by sector expertise
Under Construction: Paving the Way for Innovation in Education
On the edge of Rotherham on the site of Gulliver’s Valley Theme Park Resort, a groundbreaking project is
underway, destined to reshape the landscape of education and business collaboration. Skills Street, a
brand-new innovative education facility, is taking shape, promising to be a beacon of learning and
creativity for both schools and businesses alike. Join us as we explore the exciting developments
happening on this transformative facility, currently under construction and set to open its doors
Skills Street is not just a construction site; it's a vision coming to life. At its core, the project aims to bridge
the gap between education and industry, creating a dynamic space where students can seamlessly transition
from classroom learning to hands-on experience. The team behind Skills Street (which is a collaboration between Gulliver’s Theme Parks, The Work-wise Foundation and The Source Skills Academy) envision a hub where innovation thrives.
One of the key features of Skills Street is its innovative approach to education. Zones are designed to simulate real-world business environments, providing students with practical, industry-relevant skills. From cutting-edge technology labs to collaborative workspaces, every inch of Skills Street is crafted with the goal of preparing the next generation for the challenges and opportunities of the modern workforce.
Skills Street is not only an educational hub but also a space where businesses can actively engage with
the learning process. The facility offers dedicated spaces for companies to collaborate with educators, ensuring
that the skills being taught align with the current and future needs of the industry. This symbiotic relationship is set to
create a talent pool that is not only well-educated but also ready to contribute meaningfully to the workforce from
Construction in Progress
As we eagerly await the grand opening in 2024, construction is in full swing. The site is a hive of activity with skilled workers shaping the vision into reality. In our video, you can catch a glimpse of the careful
planning and precision that goes into creating a facility of this magnitude.
Countdown to 2024
The anticipation is growing as the countdown to the opening of Skills Street continues.
The collaboration between educators, businesses, and planners is a testament to the power of
forward-thinking initiatives. Skills Street is not just a physical space; it represents a paradigm shift in how
we approach education and its integration with the professional world.
Skills Street is poised to become a shining example of what can be achieved when education and business unite
with a shared vision.
As we eagerly await the unveiling of this innovative facility in 2024, we invite you to be a part of the journey. Stay tuned for more updates, and witness the birth of a groundbreaking space that will shape the future of education and business collaboration.