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.'