Avtar Gill

Avtar Gill
Principal

Specialism: Construction | ICT in the built environment

Location: Wolverhampton

Date of opening: September 2015

The strong common vision of the sponsors provides a robust platform upon which to establish and develop a unique regional construction-focussed UTC. The curriculum of the West Midlands Construction UTC will focus on modern construction design and build professions embedding IT and Building Information Modelling throughout. There will be an underpinning curricular theme of sustainability and "green" technologies.

The UTC will offer students clear pathways into the construction and related IT industry by promoting both technical and academic routes. Students will be well prepared for careers, apprenticeships and/or higher education in professional and technical areas such as Architecture, Interior Design, Surveying, Civil Engineering, Construction Management and related IT and BIM engineering roles.

The vision behind the UTC is an exciting one, bringing together a number of experienced professionals and organisations who are passionate about providing a better grounded opportunity for 14-19 year olds from the region to undertake a high quality, full-time education, focused on practical, technical studies.

Peter Owen
Managing Director, Midlands, Willmott Dixon Construction Limited

This is a superb initiative and I am very pleased that CITB-Construction Skills is playing a leading role in its creation. UTCs are a valuable addition to the education landscape because they remind us all that there is an urgent need to develop skills that are not always best fostered through solely academic qualifications.

James Wates CBE
Chairman, CITB-ConstructionSkills

We believe that a close relationship between the University of Wolverhampton and the UTC will raise the aspiration of students to progress to higher education and will encourage the development of the UTC as an outstanding centre of excellence for construction education.

Professor Sir Geoff Hampton
Deputy Vice Chancellor, The University of Wolverhampton