UTCs offer students with skills ready for work, report finds

Categories: News|260 words|1.3 min read|By |Published On: December 22nd, 2017|

A study conducted by the National Foundation for Educational Research, on behalf of the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Edge Foundation has described pupils at UTCs as ‘young professionals ready for work’.

The report also found University Technical Colleges (UTCs) help learners’ to become “well-rounded, work-ready students” and give students work-ready skills such as, project management, communication skills, alongside their technical skills.

The findings were released in this month’s Evaluation of University Technical Colleges – Year 1 report, with additional information due to be published in a full report next year.

The results were based on 10 UTCs visits across three regions in the UK. The study found the structure of the syllabus gives students the opportunity to follow unique curriculum pathways ideally suited to students’ needs and interests, as factors such as smaller learning environments, high-quality teaching and input from industry experts positively attribute to young learners’ education.

UTCs have been recognised as key environments to build and nurture working relationships with businesses as effective employer engagement can often be achieved.

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