Hull’s first University Technical College to be discussed by Councillors today

Published: Monday 22nd June 2015 by KCFM

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Hull City Councillors will be discussing the proposals for the city’s first University Technical College today.

They’ll be considering the transfer of land to make way for the centre, which would see the development of an employer-driven learning environment for 14-19 year old’s – specialising in digital technology and mechatronics.

If approved, the council would enter a grant funding agreement to facilitate the construction of the institution as well as a 125-year lease.

Councillor Rosie Nicola, Portfolio Holder for Learning and Skills, said:

“We work closely with schools, colleges and employers across the city to ensure we get the best educational and work opportunities for our young people.

“Developing local talent with the relevant skills in the digital sector is a key priority for us and employers will be able to look closer to home for their future workforce, rather than going to Leeds or Manchester. This is crucial especially with the ambitious £310m Green Port Hull which has recently received its final seal of approval.

“If agreed, the land on Worship Street would make way for the construction of the Ron Dearing University Technological College (UTC), enhancing the educational offer as well as the continued regeneration and investment in the city.”

If approved, we could see the UTC open in September 2017, which will have the capacity for 600 students a year.

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Published: Monday 22nd June 2015 by KCFM

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