UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park Showcase

Parents and young people are invited to find out more about Sheffield’s second University Technical College (UTC) opening next year.


 

A showcase event is taking place at the English Institute of Sport Sheffield, Coleridge Road, on Thursday, November 26th, from 5pm to 7pm.
 
UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park campus is due to open on Attercliffe Common, between Sheffield and Rotherham, in September 2016.
 
The £10 million facility for 600 students, aged 14 to 19, will specialise in two sectors for regional growth – human sciences and computing – and is backed by the region’s leading employers.
 
The UTC is part of a broader multi-million pound investment in cutting edge facilities for healthcare technologies, sports and sports science, on the Olympic Legacy Park. For more information go to http://olp.utcsheffield.org.uk/
 
Young people interested in joining the UTC at the age of 14 or 16 in September 2016 are invited, alongside their parents, to the showcase event. It will focus on the healthcare, wellbeing and sports science sectors.
 
Guests will have the opportunity to meet Nick Crew, Executive Principal, UTC Sheffield, employers supporting the curriculum, and senior staff from Sheffield Hallam University and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
 
Careers and higher education information will be provided as well as hands-on practical activities. To book your free place, click here or call 0114 2603970.
 
Nick Crew, Executive Principal, UTC Sheffield, said: “We know from the first UTC that students love the hands-on learning and industry projects supported by employers, which open a range of careers and higher education opportunities to them. I look forward to welcoming guests to our showcase event and showing them why we are so proud of a second UTC in Sheffield.”
 
The Sheffield College is the lead sponsor of both of the city’s UTCs. Sheffield Hallam University and Sheffield Chamber of Commerce and Industry are co sponsors.
 
Jason Pepper, Executive Director of Finance and Resources, The Sheffield College, said: “We are delighted to lead on the sponsorship of a second UTC specialising in two high growth sectors including human sciences, related to treating and preventing illness and helping people lead healthier lives. Being located on the Olympic Legacy Park will offer students unrivalled access to a broader multi-million pound investment in world class sports, education, health and leisure facilities.”
 
Professor Karen Bryan, Pro Vice-Chancellor of Sheffield Hallam University Faculty of Wellbeing; Professor Steve Haake, Director of the Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre (AWRC); and Linda Crofts, Head of Learning and Development at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, are also attending the showcase event.
 
Professor Karen Bryan, Pro Vice-Chancellor of Sheffield Hallam University Faculty of Wellbeing, said: “With the exciting development of our Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre (AWRC) at the Olympic Legacy Park and our world-renowned expertise, Sheffield Hallam is perfectly placed to be a sponsor of Sheffield’s second UTC.”
 
She added: “Sheffield Hallam is proud of our sponsorship and partnership with Sheffield’s first UTC, which continues to be an outstanding success, and we are looking forward to even more students being able to benefit from a rich learning experience that prepares them for work or further study upon completion of their qualifications.”
 
Employers and other organisations supporting UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park include the Sheffield Eagles, Sheffield Sharks, Sheffield City Trust, Sheffield City Council, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, University of Sheffield, Goldfish Systems, Yoomee, Mundojumbo, The Better With Data Society, Home Office, Team Active, Birchenhall Howden, Scrapbook Development and Sero Consulting.
 
UTCs are state funded specialist technical schools for 14 to 19-year-olds where employers are heavily involved in the curriculum, training the next generation of Britain’s creatives, scientists, engineers and technicians. In addition to their technical qualifications, students also undertake GCSEs and A Levels.
 
The city’s first UTC Sheffield City Centre campus, on Matilda Street, opened in September 2013. It specialises in the advanced engineering and manufacturing, and creative and digital industries. This year, 100% of leavers progressed on to employment or further study.