UTC Sheffield Careers Event

18 May 2013

UTC Sheffield Careers Event

A free careers event is being held for young people interested in a Year 10 place at the brand new University Technical College Sheffield, the first of its kind in Yorkshire opening this September. 

Young people, parents and teachers will have the chance to meet UTC Sheffield staff on Tuesday May 21st from 6pm to 8pm at the Creative Lounge, The Workstation, Sheffield. There will be information on careers in the creative and digital media industries, and the advanced engineering and manufacturing sector, which the University Technical College Sheffield will specialise in.

Young people and parents will also have the chance to meet UTC Sheffield Principal Nick Crew, employers supporting the curriculum and to find out more about routes into employment and university. Hands-on activities and workshops will include creating jewellery on a 3D printer, Raspberry Pi Hackerspace, digital soundtracks and creating special effects for TV and Film.

Principal Nick Crew said: “Come along and find out more about this exciting new choice for young people in Sheffield City Region.  We look forward to welcoming parents, young people, and their friends and answering questions they may have. The UTC has proven very popular, with Year 12 places already oversubscribed. To secure a place for the future we are encouraging young people to get in early and apply now for Year 10 places.”

He added: “We are a small and specialist institution where every child will be known. Students will gain a well rounded education steeped in practical skills, and academic and vocational qualifications, leading to real jobs or university afterwards.”

The £9.9 million UTC Sheffield will open on Shoreham Street this September and specialise in academic and technical qualifications for the creative and digital media, and advanced engineering and manufacturing industries.
It will be fitted with £1 million of specialist equipment including engineering mini factories, high tech design and sound studios, and a multi-use rooftop multi sports pitch. GCSEs and A-levels will be offered alongside specialist vocational diploma courses.

The UTC is sponsored by The Sheffield College with Sheffield Hallam University and Sheffield Chamber of Commerce and Industry as co-sponsors. More than 40 local and regional employers are actively involved in supporting UTC Sheffield by helping to shape the curriculum and its content.

To book a free place at the careers event go to https://www.utcsheffield.org.uk/events/. To apply for a course place online go to the UTC Sheffield website https://www.utcsheffield.org.uk/apply/. You can also call 0114 2602327.