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1st February 2013, 8:49am
Plans for new University Technical College revealed
Plans for new University Technical College revealed Plans for Lincoln’s new University Technical College (UTC) will be on show to members of the public in special exhibitions being held across the region throughout February.

The creation of the Lincoln UTC, which is being jointly developed and supported by Lincoln College, the University of Lincoln and Siemens in Lincoln, was announced in May last year. It will specialise in engineering and core science.

UTCs are a new concept in education that offer 14-19-year-olds the opportunity to take a highly regarded, full-time, technically-oriented course of study.

They are equipped to the highest standard, sponsored by a university and employers to offer clear progression routes into higher education or further learning in work.

Learning is delivered in a very practical way, integrating national curriculum requirements with technical and vocational elements.

The UTC ethos and curriculum is heavily influenced by local and national employers who also provide support and work inspiration for students.  

Simon Plummer, spokesman for the UTC, said: “The three partner organisations; Lincoln College, the University of Lincoln and Siemens have collectively put in a huge amount of work to support the development of the new UTC in Lincoln. We are delighted to be able to share this now with potential students and local communities, who will benefit from the resources that the new college will offer. The public consultations will demonstrate what we hope to achieve and how the college will complement vocational and educational initiatives across the region. It will also be an opportunity for prospective students and their parents to find out more about how attending the UTC could benefit their future.”

Applications will be submitted to the City of Lincoln Council for the development of a new facility to house the UTC, which will open in September 2014.

Next month’s public exhibitions will be hosted by the three UTC partners; in five locations that form part of the total catchment area for the college. Representatives from the three main sponsoring organisations will be on hand to answer any questions regarding these plans.

The public exhibitions will take place at the following locations, from 6pm on each date:

Tuesday 5th February
Holbeach –National Centre for Food Manufacturing, University of Lincoln’s Holbeach Campus, Spalding, PE12 7PT

Thursday 7th February
Grimsby – Grimsby Neighbourhood Centre, Weelsby Street, Grimsby DN32 7JW

Monday 11th February
Scunthorpe – Fenestra Conference Centre, High Street, Flixborough, DN15 8RL

Wednesday 13th February
Lincoln – Siemens, Teal Park Road, Lincoln, LN6 3AD

Wednesday 27th February
Newark – The Aura Commerce and Technology Centre, Manners Road, Newark,  NG24 1BS

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