What’s the point of a UTC education?

University Technical Colleges are set up as a fascinating collaboration between businesses, universities and school education. The idea is brilliant and echoes the success of the technical education system in Germany and Austria. However, it isn’t a very comfortable place to sit; we are state funded – which brings huge pressures in itself – and need to comply with all of the school standards while the demands of employers are high and we have recently arrived in communities and the local education system who don’t immediately understand what we are here for. So it’s important…