Charlton £10m university technical college unveiled by Duke of York and Boris Johnson (From News Shopper)
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Charlton £10m university technical college unveiled by Duke of York and Boris Johnson
A NEW £10m Charlton university technical college has been officially opened by the Duke of York.
The college, run with sponsorship from Transport for London (TfL) teaches pupils aged from 14 to 18 engineering and construction skills as part of vocational qualifications alongside core GCSEs and A-Levels.
TfL has donated a former Circle Line tube carriage to give students hands-on engineering experience, while the college has £1.5m worth of industry standard technical equipment
Opening the building, the duke said: "University Technical Colleges combine a first-class education with a first-class technical background, enabling young people to go into the work place with the mix of skills that employers are seeking in the 21st Century."
And Mr Johnson said: "It is vital that young people are equipped with the skills and qualifications they need to find jobs, forge careers and contribute to London’s growing economy.
"Royal Greenwich UTC is nurturing the next generation of home-grown talent who will build our railways, design our houses and mastermind our transport and regeneration projects. I wish them every success."
The college, partly funded by £4.5m from Greenwich Council, also has sponsorship from construction company Wates and Greenwich University, which has pledged to give an undergraduate place to all applicants from the college who meet their entry criteria.
Cllr Roberts said: "From the high numbers of applications it’s clear that the UTC has a strong future, while the quality of facilities available mean that its students now have an unprecedented opportunity to build the skills, confidence and knowledge that they will need in their adult lives."
For more on the college, visit greenwichutc.com or call 020 8331 7500.
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