The Black Country UTC opened in September 2011, supported by
Wolverhampton University, Walsall College, Walsall Council and
strong partnerships with local employers such as Siemens, National
Grid and Chamberlin & Hill foundry and engineering
group. Recruitment of students is going well with an excellent
Principal (Chris Hilton) and Vice Principal (Kate Tague) in
The UTC operates a significantly longer school day and year than a
normal school. This will enable the UTC to offer students a greater
range of extended learning activities, performing arts,
volunteering, extended projects and sporting activities.
An extensive and exciting range of enrichment activities are
offered, such as Greenpower F24, 4x4 in Schools, F1 In
Schools, Rocketeering, Air Cadets, Music, Young Enterprise,
Football, Running & Fitness, Street Dance, Computer Animation,
Model Engineering & Industrial Heritage, Duke of Edinburgh's
Award, Gravity Racing and Young Engineer for Britain.
The senior staff of the Black Country UTC are in regular contact
with the Baker Dearing Educational Trust and UTC network and mutual
benefit is gained from conferences and meetings held.