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Tuesday, 17 November 2015

FURTHER DEMAND FOR UTC FOLLOWING OPEN EVENING SUCCESS

 

▪ Latest event hosts hundreds of students and parents

▪ Crewe Engineering and Design UTC to be part of the Crewe town centre regeneration


(Crewe, 11th November 2015)
More than 200 students and parents attended the latest Crewe Engineering and Design University Technical College open evening yesterday, a further sign of the strength of demand in Crewe Engineering and Design UTC from the local community.     
The event, which was held at CW1 House at Bentley Motors, allowed people the opportunity to find out more about the different educational paths offered by the school, learn about the application process and engage in conversation with partners supporting the UTC.              
Commenting on the evening, David Terry, Principal of Crewe Engineering and Design UTC, said:   
“It’s vital that we open our doors to young people to develop their love for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. The success of this latest event was a further indication that this region is filled with extraordinary young people, who are preparing themselves for a bright future in engineering.
“The UTC will offer exciting and challenging learning experiences and give the future scientists, designers and engineers of tomorrow the ability to thrive in their chosen career path. I was delighted to meet many parents, students and members of the community and I look forward to help drive the educational offering in Crewe forward as one.”    

As part of the event, a number of interactive displays were on hand for those interested in STEM subjects including an AON robot handshake, a 3D printer, remote control cars and the all-new Bentley Bentayga, giving a first glimpse of some of the projects students could work on in the future.          
The event has generated a growing number of applicants and enquiries for the limited number of places available for 14 – 18 year old students starting Year 10 and Year 12 from next September 2016.       
Councillor Rachel Bailey, Cheshire East Council Cabinet member in charge of children and families, said: “This is fantastic news and I am delighted that there is so much initial interest in the UTC, which is very promising indeed.

“The UTC will be a flagship educational institution that will help nurture the skills and experience of our young people for generations to come.

“The Council is fully behind the UTC and we are supporting our partners and working with all our local schools in order to promote it as widely as possible and deliver a workforce of young people who have the skills to match the needs of Cheshire East’s growing economy.”

Crewe Engineering and Design UTC will deliver courses that offer exciting and engaging pathways for 14-18 year olds, alongside business and academic partners such as Bentley Motors, Manchester Metropolitan University, Siemens, Bosch, OSL Rail, Chevron Racing, Optical 3D and Cheshire East Council.

Parents and students can find out more information at Crewe Engineering and Design UTC at the website - www.utccrewe.co.uk.     

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