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Plans For Scarborough's University Technical College Approved

Plans For Scarborough's University Technical College Approved

Published by the Yorkshire Coast Radio News Team at 3:22pm 5th August 2014.

Plans to bring a university technical college to Scarborough have today moved a step closer.

The Chancellor George Osborne has approved the town's proposal to move to the pre-opening stage.

Scarborough UTC is sponsored by Unison Ltd, McCain Foods (GB) and Dale Power Solutions, along with the University of Hull and a host of other employer partners.

The UTC will specialise in advanced engineering and design & control.

The UTC will cater for 600 students and will deliver a curriculum that provides students with the skills that local engineering companies need now and in the future to support the predicted growth in the sector.

Peter Wilkinson, Project Sponsor, Scarborough Business Ambassadors, said:

 

“We are delighted at today’s announcement. It is the culmination of some superb joint working by the local business community, the University of Hull and Scarborough Borough Council. More importantly, it’s just what the area needs; a specialist engineering school which will turn out the bright, young employees and entrepreneurs of the future.

 

We are on the cusp of an era of great opportunity in Scarborough with billions of pounds being invested in offshore wind, a new potash mine, leisure and housing.  The new UTC really is a catalyst investment which will support our world leading businesses, providing them with skilled and motivated employees, and driving forward economic growth on the Yorkshire Coast. Another success for ‘Team Scarborough!.”

Plans will now be finalised to prepare the college for opening in September 2015.

 

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