UTCs in the Chancellor's Spending Review Announcement

Following the Chancellor's Spending Review announcement of 26th June 2013 regarding UTCs, please see below the media statement we have issued from Lord Baker:



'I warmly welcome the Chancellor's annoucement today that funding is to be made available to open a further 20 University Technical Colleges per year.

UTCs provide high quality technical education for 14-18 year olds - ensuring that students are well eqquiped for the jobs that industry needs and Higher Education.

The demand for UTCs is led by employers and universities. They identify shortages of work ready young people and then establish and govern UTCs, offering courses and curriculum which address this issue. It's hugely encouraging to see that the Coalition Government recognises the great need for UTCs and I would like to see many more opened around the country.'