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UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park – Employer Workshop and Networking Events

Are you looking to the future and wondering how you will find suitable young talent to help your organisation or service develop and grow?

 Young people with scientific and technical talent and job-ready skills are hard to come by – it needs a particular approach to education, one in which employers are involved from the outset.

University Technical Colleges (UTCs) are a big step in the right direction. A new one opens in Sheffield next year focused on Human Sciences and Computing to serve the needs of the Computing, Healthcare, Wellbeing and Sports Science sectors and we need your help to make it deliver what you need.

Join us at one of our sector-specific employer events to find out more and see what this new UTC can do for you. Further details and how to book below…

University Technical Colleges (UTCs) have been designed to meet the needs of employers for up-and-coming young talent with the right skill sets and knowledge to contribute value and support growth.  UTCs take students as young as 14 and offer a combination of technical qualifications alongside GCSEs and A Levels. This combination of academic and technical learning is unique and equips students for apprenticeships, university or jobs.  The curriculum is influenced by employers and the learning experience includes a broad range of activities with employers.

UTC Sheffield specialising in Engineering and Creative and Digital Media opened its doors in September 2013.  The first set of graduates emerged this summer with excellent results, particularly in technical qualifications, and are already providing local employers with valuable talent, as well as progressing to university.  The first intake of Year 10 students also obtained excellent GCSE and technical results and are now progressing to further study or apprenticeships.

A second UTC Sheffield centre will open in September 2016 on the site of the Olympic Legacy Park, specialising in Human Sciences and Computing.  The UTC will be located adjacent to the Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre and world-class professional sports facilities, offering opportunity to link to cutting-edge research and innovation activities. The aim is to inspire young people about exciting new opportunities in the Computing, Healthcare, Wellbeing and Sports Science sectors; also, to develop young people with not only the technical skills but also the business knowledge and work-readiness to help our regional technology economy to grow.

If you are an employer in these sectors and want to help shape and secure your future talent stream, or you want to debate or find out how the skills needs of these sectors are developing and what opportunities lie ahead, please join us.

Computing Sector Event

4.00-7.00pm, 23 September 2015, Electric Works, Sheffield Digital Campus

Concluding with drinks and canapes

Programme led by:

  • Professor Steve Haake, Director of the Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre, Sheffield Hallam University
  • Andrew Cropley, Chair of the UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park Steering Group and Executive Director, The Sheffield College

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Health, Wellbeing and Sports Sector Event

9.00am-12.00pm, 2 October 2015, Saunders Building, Sheffield Hallam University Collegiate Campus

Concluding with light lunch

Programme led by:

  • Professor Karen Bryan, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing, Sheffield Hallam University
  • Linda Crofts, Head of Learning and Development, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Andrew Cropley, Chair of the UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park Steering Group and Executive Director, The Sheffield College

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