Specialism: Electronic Engineering and Digital Technologies, Entertainment Technologies and Crafts
Date of opening: September 2013
The Elstree UTC will offer full-time technically-oriented courses to 600 students aged 14-19. A broad range of courses will have a special focus on the technical skills, trades, crafts and technologies that support the entertainment, film, television, theatre, visual arts and digital communication industries.
These are vibrant industries that face an acute skills shortage and the UTC will offer a fantastic opportunity to students who are searching for quality vocational education.
The Elstree UTC has released a promotional video to give prospective students a glimpse of what they can expect from the school when it opens in September. The video, produced by Elstree Film Design Ltd. and directed by Dan Turner, features a mix of interviews with students and the principal Moira Green.
"We are enthusiastic about helping the UTC develop the skills that the industry needs." Lyn Picken
"To be able to work in partnership with an educational establishment would be a great benefit to most employers in our industry, and certainly of benefit to young people looking to develop and utilise technical skills in areas such as lighting, sound, electrical and set design." Susan McGuire
HR Director, Ambassador Theatre Group
"The University believes that a UTC in Elstree will not only help to meet the skills needs of employers in the region but will also open up ladders of opportunity for many able young people who are not being engaged by more traditional forms of education." Professor Quintin McKellar CBE
Vice-Chancellor, The University of Hertfordshire