Parents will be pleased to know that we are providing training which will equip our students with a CSCS card, enabling them to work on a construction site unsupervised. This is just one of the many solutions we are providing in order to make our young people more employable.
There has also been some really exciting news around a number of our leavers securing Apprenticeships, with Keiran beginning work with Balfour Beatty Vinci, Jacob joining RMD Kwikform and Jack joining Pasquil, to name but a few. Students successful in apprenticeship applications have reported that their Employer Project experiences, specialist curriculum and Work Experience provided the content of their conversations at interview.
This week our Year 12s attended a UCAS Exhibition in Birmingham which will help prepare them for their next steps beyond life at the UTC. Year 10 and 12 students are currently working hard in preparation for their mock exams. I wish you the best of luck.
We are also pleased to announce that 5 students have been awarded a scholarship with the University of Wolverhampton for 2018/19.
In addition to this, both year groups are working alongside Midland Metro Alliance on a really stimulating Employer Project. We had some fantastic coverage for this in the local press. If you missed it please follow the link below:
I am proud to announce that many students at the UTC have been shortlisted for a number of awards and competitions. Gurpal Sahota is on the shortlist for Wolverhampton’s Young Citizen of the Year and we are extremely proud of him for all the charity work he has been involved in. We have a number of students whose work will be in serious contention at the DIGI awards to be presented at the Grand Theatre next week and we are confident in our entry for the Global Challenge Competition which sees a small group from different year groups find a solution for worldwide environmental issues using STEM. Please watch this space for more news on this next month…
Finally, the UTC enjoyed a visit from OFSTED last week. OFSTED will make judgements on the quality of our provision in a number of areas as well as an overall judgement. The final report will be prepared over the next week and as soon as I know more I will share the findings with you but I’m hoping it will provide a positive end to a very positive year.