AN INSPIRING University Technical College in Oldham is joining in a national celebration of the work done to inspire young people in science, technology, engineering, maths (STEM) subjects.
The Greater Manchester UTC will be part of ‘Think UTC’ day on Friday, March 18 which coincides with with British Science Week and National Apprenticeship week.
More than 30 UTCs across the country are participating and will hold ‘Think UTC’ events with workshops and talks involving local MPs, schools, businesses, media and the community.
The GM UTC is running an engineering workshop with Willmott Dixon to teach students about the opportunities available in engineering and will be sharing updates on social media all week.
Lord Baker, Chairman of the Baker Dearing Educational Trust which supports University Technical Colleges, said: “I am delighted to see so many UTCs getting involved in this national day.
“The University Technical College programme aims to put technical skills back at the heart of our educational system and highlight the importance and versatility of science, technology, engineering and maths in industry.
“Think UTC is a brilliant way of raising awareness amongst young people about the advantages of studying STEM subjects at school, and the range of high profile technical careers these subjects can lead to.”
The GM UTC is the first UTC to open in the region, combining the very best education for academic and technical skills, housed in a new, state-of-the-art building in the centre of Oldham.
It provides a new educational route for 14-18 year-olds and gives them the best opportunity for a fulfilling career in science and engineering.
For more information on The Greater Manchester University Technical College, visit www.thegm.co.uk