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UTC Swindon


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UTC Swindon's presentation to the Influence Conference, May 2014. Presented by Paul Holmes of Johnson Matthey Fuel Cells.

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UTC Swindon

  1. 1. UTC Swindon Specialist Engineering College for 14 to 19 year olds Influence - Swindon Business Conference 2014 Paul Holmes – Director - UTC Swindon, Automation/Mechanical Engineering Manager Johnson Matthey Fuel Cells Opening September 2014
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  3. 3. Welcome from Angela Barker-Dench Principal UTC Swindon Took on the role on 16th September 2013 and will lead the college during its set-up year and as it welcomes its first intake of students in September 2014. Angela has an engineering background and experience of technical and vocational education.
  4. 4. UTC -UNIVERSITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE • A college for students aged 14 to 19 which specialises in technical studies and is sponsored by a university and a leading employer. • 45 with more planned, supported by all three main political parties. Brainchild of Lord Baker – Baker Dearing Trust (BDT) • It offers full time courses, which combine practical and academic studies. • Employers are involved from the start in shaping the curriculum.
  5. 5. Lead Education Sponsor Part of Johnson Matthey PLC World Leader Environmental Emissions Control Lead Employer Sponsor
  6. 6. • £10 Million Capital cost. • 20 mile Radius. • Planned opening 2014. • 150 per year group - 600 total. • 60+ partner companies. • Engineering (Technology/Innovation). • Business, Enterprise and Entrepreneurship. • State of the Art Premises. • Heart of Swindon – ease of access. • Careful re-use of historic engineering heritage buildings..
  7. 7. What it will include • Working Day 8:30-5:00 • Business Dress – feels like work • Longer study year • National curriculum • 5 years effective education including 2 years vocational • Curriculum designed by local employers – teaching through employer projects • All forms of engineering
  8. 8. • 68 Supporting Partners – The most impressive partner list of any UTC. • Will provide Learning through real world projects, with the skills, engineering companies require. • Partners will offer projects, time, experience, learning and support. • Already established a wide range of partner companies to demonstrate the breadth of engineering careers available. Employer partners at
  9. 9. Our Partner Network
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  11. 11. Email: Opening September 2014 Enrolling students now Recruiting now Recruiting Employer Partner companies now