The Duke Sends Best Wishes to Students and Staff at New UTCs

utcThe Duke has sent his best wishes to the students and staff of 12 new University Techinical Colleges (UTCs) that are opening this month:

UTCs are an excellent example of innovative education and there is no doubt that they will provide many young people with the necessary skills and technical knowledge to become economically active. I send my best wishes to all the students and staff at each of the 12 new UTCs opening this month. I look forward to continuing to visit UTCs around the country and meeting many of their students over the next year.”

HRH The Duke of York, KG

The Duke is Patron of The Baker Dearing Educational Trust (BDT) which has been working to establish a national network of UTCs for the past five years. The 12 new colleges opening in September 2013 are:
• Bristol Technology and Engineering Academy
• Buckinghamshire UTC (Aylesbury)
• Daventry UTC
• Elstree UTC
• Liverpool Life Sciences UTC
• Royal Greenwich UTC
• Silverstone UTC
• University Technical College Wigan
• UTC Plymouth
• UTC Reading
• UTC Sheffield
• Visions Learning Trust UTC (Burnley)

Further information about the new colleges can be found on the BDT website.

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