The Duke of York, Patron of the Baker Dearing Educational Trust, hosted The Duke of York Award for Technical Education at St. James’s Palace on 16th March, 2016.
Launched in 2013, the award celebrates the achievements of students at University Technical Colleges (UTCs) across the United Kingdom and acknowledges the success of young people choosing a pathway in technical education.
Attendees of the event included pupils and staff from UTCs and trustees of the Baker Dearing Educational Trust. The Baker Dearing Educational Trust was founded by Lord Baker and Lord Dearing in 2009 to promote the concept of UTCs in the UK.
During the award ceremony, His Royal Highness presented Awards to 117 students from 6 UTCs. Recipients of the Award included students from the following UTC’s:
- Black Country UTC
- UTC Central Bedfordshire
- The JCB Academy
- UTC Lancashire
- UTC Reading
- Royal Greenwich UTC
Speaking at the ceremony, Lord Baker said “University Technical Colleges are pioneering a different kind of education.”
The Duke of York said “Congratulations on what you have all achieved, it is outstanding. Take what you have learnt so far and expand your skills and knowledge.”
Find out more about The Duke of York Awards for Technical Education: www.utcolleges.org/duke-of-york-award-for-technical-education
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