Potential students and their parents are invited to attend the latest Crewe Engineering and Design University Technical College open evening this week.
The event on Thursday (January 21) at MMU Cheshire Campus, on Crewe Green Road, Crewe CW1 5DU, is the latest in a series of events to highlight to the local community new educational and training opportunities in the town.
Running from 5.30pm to 7.30pm, the event will give people the opportunity to find out more about the different educational paths offered by the UTC, learn about the application process and talk to partners supporting the school – including Cheshire East Council.
Councillor Rachel Bailey, Cheshire East Council Cabinet member in charge of children and families, said: “I am delighted to see the interest in the Crewe UTC, which reflects the commitment to deliver engineering skills in Cheshire East.
“The UTC is a really exciting initiative and will be a flagship educational institution to help provide and 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 to promote it as widely as possible and deliver a workforce that will have the confidence and skills to match the needs of Cheshire East’s growing modern economy.”
The event will feature a number of interactive displays for those interested in science, technology, engineering and maths (Stem subjects), 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 September 2016.
The UTC will train 800 students aged 14-18, who want to pursue careers in industries like automotive, rail and advanced manufacturing. It will be built on the site of Victoria Community Centre’s Oakley Building, on West Street.
The UTC is a partnership between Cheshire East Council, Bentley Motors, Manchester Metropolitan University, Siemens, Bosch, OSL Rail, Chevron Racing, Optical 3D, GE (General Electric), South Cheshire Chamber of Commerce and hi-tech firms Leoni and James Walker.
For more information about Crewe Engineering and Design UTC visit: www.utccrewe.co.uk