Specialism: IT and computing | Healthcare sciences
Date of opening: September 2018
North East Futures UTC, which opens in September 2018, will offer innovative ways of learning for 14-19 year olds centred around specialist projects which will bring learning to life.
Students earn practical experience with employers that sits alongside and complements the mainstream GCSE and A-Level curriculum.
The UTC will provide pathways to employment in Information Technology (IT) and healthcare sciences where students will gain skills in game development, artificial intelligence or developing healthcare treatments.
The curriculum is designed to prepare young people for the world of work and is tailored to what employers need to help create growth and jobs in our economy. The UTC’s specialisms cover creative, exciting and cutting-edge industries that need bright, skilled and enthusiastic young people.
We believe the North East Futures UTC is an essential component to the North East skills strategy and will help us develop the workforce of the future for both the Information Technology and Healthcare Science sectors.Bob Paton
Bob Paton CBE, Chair of North East Futures UTC Board of Trustees; recently retired MD Accenture UK; Vice-Chair, Dynamo