UTC Sheffield Taster Event
Parents and young people are invited to learn more about the new £9.9 million University Technical College (UTC) Sheffield next week.
“We would like to offer a warm welcome to parents and young people who want to find out more about the exciting new opportunities that UTC Sheffield offers.”
Nick Crew, Principal
UTC Sheffield is hosting an open evening on Tuesday, January 28th between 6pm and 7pm for parents and young people to find out about courses and careers in engineering, technology and the creative and digital media industries.
The UTC Sheffield, for 14 to 19-year-olds, is the first institution of its kind to open in Yorkshire and the Humber, and is based in the city centre on Matilda Street. Students complete GCSEs and A-levels alongside specialist technical qualifications.
Parents and young people will have a chance to meet the UTC Sheffield Principal and other staff, tour the new facilities, find out about the work-related projects, and get involved in hands-on activities. They will also discover the jobs, careers and higher education opportunities that studying at the UTC leads to.
Nick Crew, Principal, said: “We would like to offer a warm welcome to parents and young people who want to find out more about the exciting new opportunities that UTC Sheffield offers. We deliver a combination of traditional academic and technical qualifications that will enable young people to succeed in the workplace as well as at university.”
More than 40 employers are backing UTC Sheffield in a range of ways. This includes providing guaranteed recruitment interviews, sponsorship and work placements, and shaping the curriculum and its content by setting industry based projects.
UTCs are a new type of academy, funded by the Department for Education, which offer a combination of academic and technical qualifications that match regional employers’ skills needs and boost young people’s career prospects.
UTC Sheffield opened in September 2013 and is tailored to two specific sectors where there are skills gaps regionally: advanced engineering and manufacturing, and creative and digital media. Applications for Year 10 and Year 12 places starting this September are still being accepted.