10 Sep '12, 8am

£16m engineering academy (UTC) opens at Aston University, UK: via @sharethis ^WM

The £16.5million University Technical College (UTC) allows students aged from 14 to 19 to specialise in engineering and science alongside core subjects in English, mathematics, languages and business. The academy, the first UTC to be sponsored by a university, is also the first in the UK to deliver apprenticeships. Based at Birmingham Science Park, Aston and developed in partnership with Birmingham City Council, the teaching facility will accommodate 600 students, offering them the opportunity to work with leading engineering firms and businesses, including Jaguar Land Rover, Rolls Royce, National Grid, Eon and Goodrich. Lee Kilgour, principal of the Aston University Engineering Academy, said the academy's aim was very much to develop a new generation of engineers and scientists both locally and nationally. "The UK is currently facing significant shortages of appropriately...

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