This week the MTA’s Education & Development Coordinator, Laura Pickering, attended a breakfast briefing hosted the Baker Dearing Trust, the promoter of University Technical Colleges (UTCs).
The event focused on the report “From school work to real work”, launched this week and commissioned by Lord Baker. You can read the full report here.
Many attendees to the event agreed that more work needs to be done to engage with teachers and parents of young people to show support for a wide variety of careers, and more focus needs to be given to encouraging girls and young women into Engineering.
UTCs promote employer engagement, and each UTC involves industry from its inception and through continued workplace learning opportunities.
You can find out more about UTCs here.