Business Views Wanted for new University Technical College by 29 May

Worcestershire LEP and partner organisations are working alongside a team of local employers that are currently seeking to evidence the demand for a UTC (University Technical College) in Worcestershire.

UTCs are government-funded colleges for 14 to 19 year olds that offer a different technical focus and specialism on science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). UTCs are smaller than traditional secondary schools, are not academically selective and charge no fees.

A number of other local partners are involved including Worcestershire County Council and five local businesses have supported the development of Worcestershire’s funding bid by identifying the needs of their future workforce. Worcester Bosch, Malvern Instruments, Morgan Motor Cars, Yamazaki Mazak and QinetiQ are all supporting the UTC and hope that it will allow students to get a hands-on learning experience and expand their skills in areas which will be needed in the future.

Businesses are being asked to complete the survey so that the UTC team can gain a wider understanding of the appetite for a University Technical College in Worcestershire.

The survey doesn’t take long to complete and will really help to generate feedback on this project.

To take part in the University Technical College survey, visit the online survey by 29 May 2016.

A survey is also available for parents and carers, to take part in the survey as a parent or carer, view the online survey here.

For further information, visit the University Technical College website.