Doncaster is to have its own University Technical College (UTC) to educate the next generation of skilled technicians, engineers, and designers. The secondary school will help to provide a workforce for the future and ensure Doncaster’s economic sustainability in the advanced engineering, rail and digital design sectors.
Led by Doncaster Chamber and partners within business and education, the UTC will open in September 2020 to students aged between 14 and 19-years. They will have access to a unique learning experience enhanced by close links with local supporting employers to bring the curriculum to life through project work.
Doncaster UTC will be a distinctive school led by employers to provide an innovative and engaging learning environment and unique learning experience. This will equip young people with the education and qualifications required for future success and will create pathways into university or higher levels of education and to the most significant areas of growth in employment, locally, nationally and internationally.
The UTC will deliver a core curriculum based around STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects, with an opportunity for learners to select units focused towards advanced engineering or digital design if they wish. In years 9-11 learners will access a range of employer projects, work experience and other activities across four defined pathways, rail, digital design, construction and infrastructure and advanced manufacturing. This will give them a good grounding in each of the industry areas and knowledge and experience of the careers and opportunities available to them.
The Doncaster UTC needs the ongoing support and involvement of the local business community to be successful and provide the best start for Doncaster's young people. Find out more about how your business can get involved with this important project by contacting us.