600 YOUNG PEOPLE are set to benefit from a new kind of learning in South Devon. £9.7 million has been secured to open a state of the art University Technical College in 2015. It will bring practical, work place learning in engineering, water and the environment.
Anne Marie Morris has spoken regularly in Parliament to secure Government investment for the new school. Working with local education providers and nearby businesses, a successful bid has finally been approved. The ‘UTC’ offers an alternative option in education by matching its curriculum with the needs of local employers. Young people aged 14-18 can now register to build practical work place skills. They will then be helped to find nearby employment at the end of their studies.
The site, owned by Teignbridge District Council, has recently been announced as Bradley Lane in Newton Abbot. Anne Marie commented ‘this is a fantastic chance for our young people. It’s a win-win for both employers and new employees - which can only benefit the Teignbridge economy’.
For further details on South Devon UTC, visit www.southdevonutc.org