Specialism: Digital technology | Mechatronics
Date of opening: September 2017
Ron Dearing UTC, which opens in September 2017, will provide 14-18 year olds with an education combining study for core GCSEs and A Levels with the practical, technical and vocational learning and qualifications that employers and universities look for.
The UTC specialises in Digital Technology and Mechatronics and will allow students to work on exciting projects with experts from the University of Hull and hugely successful local employers. Its students will gain the knowledge, skills, attributes and qualifications they need to have the widest possible choice of career pathways.
The state-of-art building, located in Hull city centre, will provide industry standard technology as well as workshops, a design studio and an arena where large scale machinery, drones, robots and remote controlled vehicles can be tested.
Siemens, along with our partners in the UTC believe that the Humber area needs a sustainable supply of talented and work ready young people. In particular we have identified Digital skills and Engineering as the two focus areas for the Hull UTC. The UTC will provide several pathways for young people at the age of 19, including further study at the University of Hull, higher apprenticeships, internships and jobs in local industry. For the more entrepreneurial students the UTC and its business partners will support their creativity through mentoring, giving the students access to expertise and experience.Finbarr Dowling
Project Director, Siemens