SGS Berkeley Green UTC, which opens in September 2017, was visited by Kier Construction Director, Mark Pausey on Tuesday 15 August who donated a defibulator to the campus and toured the new facilities with SGS Group Chief Executive, Kevin Hamblin.
Kier began construction of the new UTC in 2016 including the refurbishment of the UTC’s engineering hall which will provide new workshops, project spaces and offices that will cater for the UTC’s specialisms in digital technology, cyber security and advanced engineering.
A summer project invited students to have their say on the future of their campus by conceptualizing their new breakout area, exploring connections with the built environment and challenging them to build upon their presentation skills in a ‘Dragons Den’ themed judging forum.
Speaking of the proactive engagement with students of SGS Berkeley Green UTC, Assistant Principal of the UTC, Andrew Keenan said:
The support already given by Kier on open days, information sessions, work experience and UTC tours is a fantastic example of how employers and UTCs can work together to make learning relevant to young people’s future careers. We are looking forward to continuing this relationship with a company who are so obviously invested in giving young people the best start possible.
Commenting on the development at Berkeley Green, Mark said:
These are fantastic modern facilities for students and the local community. The Kier team has established excellent relationships with SGS Berkeley Green which we hope will progress further with future work on the site and with our involvement as employer of the future.
Speaking about the new campus, Kevin said:
This brand new, state of the art facility, is part of a £12m investment in education in Gloucestershire, which Kier have completed one week early and under budget. The College is really looking forward to seeing its learners take advantage of these new facilities this September.
To find out more about SGS Berkeley Green UTC, please visit: www.berkeleygreenutc.org.uk