Get the UTC experience

Get the UTC experience

Young people and parents can find out more about attending a University Technical College at a special event in Wolverhampton this week.‌‌Health Futures UTC

The UTC Experience Day will see the Black Country UTC, Health Futures UTC and West Midlands Construction UTC come together at Wolves’ Molineux Stadium on Thursday (October 30) to give people an insight into the type of education they offer.

UTCs are aimed at 14-18 year-olds and provide a big focus on problem solving and working directly with businesses on projects. The curriculum is delivered in partnership with a local University and dedicated at least 40 per cent of time to its chosen technical specialism.

They combine the traditional GCSE and A-Level curriculum with specialist technical qualifications in specific areas where a skills gap has been identified.

The event will be taking place between 10am and 4pm in The Jack Hayward Suite situated in the Billy Wright Stand and parents and prospective students can meet the principals of all three UTCs as well as some of the industry partners involved.

There will also be hands on activities and challenges, quizzes and competitions on offer.

The Black Country UTC, which opened in 2011, is based in Vernon Way, Walsall and specialises in engineering and science. It will move to a new site in Portland Street in April 2016

The Health Futures UTC will open in new facilities in September 2015 in High Street, West Bromwich and will have a strong focus on science with a view to providing skills for a career in the NHS or health science and pharmaceutical industries.

The West Midlands Construction UTC also opens in September 2015 and specialises in construction and the built environment. It will initially open at the site of Northwood Park School before moving to a new purpose built facility on the former Springfield Brewery site in Wolverhampton.

The University of Wolverhampton is a sponsor of all three UTCs.

Parking is available on the day in the Waterloo Road car park by the Billy Wright Stand. A free permit is available from the reception area for the UTC Experience Day.

For more information on each of the UTCs visit their websites www.blackcountryutc.co.uk www.healthfuturesutc.co.uk and www.wmcutc.co.uk

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For more information please contact James Allen in the Media Relations Office on 01902 322003

Date Issued: Tuesday 28 October 2014

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