HS2 training bid by college consortium from West Midlands
2 March 2014 Last updated at 12:59 GMT
A consortium of colleges from Birmingham, Staffordshire and Worcestershire will bid to train skilled workers for the HS2 rail line.
Ministers announced in January plans for a dedicated further education college to train staff for HS2.
The nine colleges in the consortium want it to be sited alongside a planned HS2 maintenance depot on the former LGV plant in Washwood Heath.
This would be England's first new further education college for 20 years. Kathryn Stansczyszyn reports.