Gordon Aitken  A UTC for South Wiltshire – Update for PartnersA University Technical College for Wiltshire Specialising in...
Gordon AitkenA UTC for South Wiltshire – Update for PartnersReminder of the Key Features of UTCs          •   14-19 Academ...
Gordon AitkenA UTC for South Wiltshire – Update for Partners         Why Wiltshire needs a UTC                       • Adv...
Gordon AitkenA UTC for South Wiltshire – Update for Partners   Focus on South Wiltshire Learners                          ...
Gordon Aitken   A UTC for South Wiltshire – Update for PartnersWhy we will focus on the Defence Industries                ...
Gordon AitkenA UTC for South Wiltshire – Update for Partners                Key Developments                    • Strong s...
Gordon AitkenA UTC for South Wiltshire – Update for Partners  What South Wiltshire UTC will offer                       • ...
Gordon AitkenA UTC for South Wiltshire – Update for Partners                         Timetable for a UTC         July 29 2...
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A University Technical College for Wiltshire ; Specialising in Science and Engineering for the Defence Industries

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A presentation given by Clive Duggleby (General Manager, Tetricus Science Park) to Salisbury Cafe Scientifique, November 2012

See the Cafe Scientifique website for more information:
http://cafescientifiquesalisbury.org.uk/2012/11/wiltshire-utc/

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A University Technical College for Wiltshire ; Specialising in Science and Engineering for the Defence Industries

  1. 1. Gordon Aitken A UTC for South Wiltshire – Update for PartnersA University Technical College for Wiltshire Specialising in Science and Engineering for the Defence Industries
  2. 2. Gordon AitkenA UTC for South Wiltshire – Update for PartnersReminder of the Key Features of UTCs • 14-19 Academies delivering technical education • Non-selective • Large catchment areas support by transport strategy • Driven by employers and universities • 500 – 800 learners • Combine specialism(s) with solid core curriculum • Generally Engineering, Science or Technology • Extended working day/year and compulsory enrichment • Multiple outcomes; employment/Apprenticeship/HE • Heavy practical/project-based element • Likely to appeal to the able but potentially under-performing.
  3. 3. Gordon AitkenA UTC for South Wiltshire – Update for Partners Why Wiltshire needs a UTC • Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering as Local Enterprise Partnership growth sectors • Substantial growth in opportunities for local supply chain companies • Significant growth in settled military families • Persistent pockets of youth unemployment and NEETs • Persistent outflow of learners Year 7 & 12 • No local University and participation in HE Sciences well below UK average (475 short) • Engineering degrees 175 below UK average • Local Engineering graduates especially likely to leave Wiltshire/UK.
  4. 4. Gordon AitkenA UTC for South Wiltshire – Update for Partners Focus on South Wiltshire Learners Sept 2014 Sept 2013 Engineering with Business, Bristol Technology and Enterprise & Entrepreneurship Engineering Academy
  5. 5. Gordon Aitken A UTC for South Wiltshire – Update for PartnersWhy we will focus on the Defence Industries • Long historical connection with the Army – 43 Wessex Brigade in Tidworth • Underachievement by military children • Significant expansion of military presence and integration with the Super Garrison • Highly innovative and successful defence contractors with intermediate skills gaps and rapid growth profiles • Significant expansion of the Porton Down Science Park linked to an overarching City Deal initiative • Progression opportunities at Uni of Southampton’s world class Engineering and Science provision • Relocation of the joint Defence Technical Training College to Lyneham.
  6. 6. Gordon AitkenA UTC for South Wiltshire – Update for Partners Key Developments • Strong support for the concept of a UTC and evidence of demand from employers and the 43 Wessex Brigade • Clear links to major developments (Porton Down Science Park, Salisbury Vision and Military Civilian Integration programme) • Opportunity for specialist teaching centre at Porton Down and confirmed expansion • Buy-in from a University of Southampton’s Engineering and Environment Faculty • Consultation site set up for employers, potential students and parents and residents (http:/www.wiltshire-utc.co.uk)
  7. 7. Gordon AitkenA UTC for South Wiltshire – Update for Partners What South Wiltshire UTC will offer • Reduced pressure on school capacity with an entirely new 14-19 technical education option • Access to specialist joint facilities at Porton Down and at the University of Southampton • Defence industries partners offering live projects, specialist lecturers and access to world class facilities • Specialised post-16 Science and Engineering pathways rooted in cutting-edge practices • Progression to Advanced Apprenticeships, HE, civilian engineering companies, Science Park companies or the armed forces • Strong mentoring programmes and focus on leadership/employability.
  8. 8. Gordon AitkenA UTC for South Wiltshire – Update for Partners Timetable for a UTC July 29 2012 Nov 16 2012 Jan/Feb 2013 Sept 2014 Announcement of Application Interview process Likely opening Round 3 deadline (decision 28 Mar) date • Name • Development grant (£300k) • Specialism(s) • Consultations • Education vision • Catchment area • Curriculum model • Admissions criteria • Evidence of demand • Detailed curriculum • Financial modelling • Premises • Possible location • Staffing & first appointment • Marketing & enrolment

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