The Duke joined UTC founding father Lord Baker, as well as sponsors, employer partners and students at the opening of Buckinghamshire University Technical College (UTC) in Aylesbury on 29 January 2014.
During the visit, HRH’s third to support Buckinghamshire UTC, The Duke spoke at the opening ceremony before meeting teams from the IT and the Construction streams (the UTC’s specialisms) who presented their project work undertaken since classes began in September.
HRH, speaking at the opening said: “Having listened to the students today I can see that they have clearly grasped the challenge, understood the purpose of the UTC and I believe they will make a significant difference both to their own futures and their community.”
The Duke last visited Buckinghamshire UTC a year ago, to host a lunch with local dignitaries, business leaders and partners.
A total of 30 employers are providing ‘hands-on’ projects for the students. Course curriculums have been designed in partnership with Cisco Systems Inc, Esri UK Ltd, McAfee, and Taylor Wimpey, bringing industry expertise together to give students valuable work-related experience.
Bucks UTC is recruiting students aged 14-19 for its Construction and IT courses in September 2014. Find out about upcoming open days on their website: http://www.buckinghamshireutc.co.uk/