The High Sheriff of West Yorkshire visited UTC Leeds this week to find out how we are training the next generation of engineers and scientists.
Dr Terry Bramall CBE met students, staff, governors and employers and toured the £10 million facility, on Monday, January 29th.
Mark Kennedy, Principal, UTC Leeds, said: “We were delighted to welcome Dr Bramall to our state-of-the-art facilities, where students gain the academic and technical qualifications and skills that top universities and employers are looking for.”
Dr Bramall said: “As an engineer, I could not be more excited for the future of the profession after visiting UTC Leeds. The facilities were of the highest order and I loved the hands-on teaching by committed staff. The students were a delight to meet, showing a wide range of skills, an ability to communicate and maturity beyond their years.”
We have more than 70 employers supporting it including AGFA, Siemens and Unilever, and the University of Leeds, which is among the top 100 in the world for engineering and technology. Our students learn in industry standard facilities, with areas designated for scientific research, advanced design, computer aided design, manufacturing and robotics. Employers have helped to design the curriculum, set industry projects and provide work experience and placements. There are 7,300 manufacturing and engineering businesses based in the region employing 144,000 people, representing the largest manufacturing base in the UK, according to Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP).
Post-16 students can follow a number of different pathways to progress to university or high quality apprenticeships by studying four A Levels or an engineering technical qualification accompanied by up to three A Levels.