Attend our January 2013 events!

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The UTC Sheffield, which will specialise in engineering and creative industries qualifications, and opens next year, aims to get a balance of girls and boys.

Young people, parents and teachers have a chance to find out more about a new specialist college this year. Applications from young people across Sheffield City Region are starting to come in for the University Technical College Sheffield, the first of its kind in Yorkshire.
Two new information events are being held this month offering young people, parents and teachers in Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham, Chesterfield, Bolsover and Bassetlaw, as well as North East Derbyshire and Sheffield, the opportunity to meet UTC Sheffield Principal Nick Crew as well as employers supporting the curriculum.

They will also get the latest update on the project and be able to take part in some hands-on activities including creating music soundtracks, cartoons and animation, robots and gadgets, trying graphic design and learning games industry secrets.

The UTC Sheffield will open on Shoreham Street, Sheffield, in September this year and specialise in academic and vocational qualifications, and work-based learning, for the advanced engineering and manufacturing, and creative industries sectors.

The next free information sessions take place tonight on Tuesday January 15th, and Tuesday January 29th from 6pm to 8pm at the Workstation, Paternoster Row, Sheffield. To book a place or to apply for a course place, go to www.utcsheffield.org.uk/events.

Nick Crew, Principal, said: “The UTC Sheffield is a brand new and exciting specialist institution for young people interested in careers in advanced engineering and manufacturing, and the creative and digital industries across the region.”

He added: “Girls are especially welcome to these events. Women have traditionally been under represented in engineering and technology. We want a balance of boys and girls from across Sheffield City Region studying at the UTC Sheffield.”

The £9.9 million UTC Sheffield will be fitted with £1 million of specialist equipment including engineering mini factories, high tech design and sound studios, and a multi-use rooftop five-a-side football pitch. GCSEs and A-levels will be offered alongside specialist vocational diploma courses. 

Young people will develop the academic and technical skills to secure jobs in the advanced engineering and manufacturing, and creative media industries sectors.

Applications for the UTC Sheffield are now being accepted. Download the new prospectus at www.utcsheffield.org.uk. You can also follow us on Facebook.com/utcsheffield and Twitter @utcsheffield.

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