Stride Treglown designed UTC shortlisted for top award
UTC Plymouth is celebrating after being named as one of 15 schools shortlisted for the Young Engineers' School of the Year award
The awards are run by Young Engineers, an UK educational charity that aims to increase the participation of students in engineering activities, to encourage young people to study STEM subjects and consider a career in engineering.
Since opening in September 2013, the Stride Treglown designed College in Plymouth has provided both a practical and theory-based education, specialising in engineering and manufacturing.
With a significant proportion of new build replacing all but an existing three storey block, the new buildings on the site comprise light industrial workshops and an extension to the existing hall structure. There is also a new entrance and admin facilities.
Mary Cox, Principal of UTC Plymouth, spoke about the awards: “Being shortlisted for engineering School of the Year is a huge achievement. We’re really looking forward to seeing who is considered for the final in March.
‘We are constantly looking to equip our students with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in the world of work. We try our best to prepare them for their future, regardless of whether it’s further or higher education, work-based learning or employment. Everything we do at UTC Plymouth is with an eye to the future to help create the next generation of engineers.’
“We’re overwhelmed with the success we have achieved since we opened our doors to students. We have managed to secure apprenticeships for our students with some of the leading engineering and manufacturing companies in Plymouth, for example our engineering student Daniel Bolt and Rittal. We also have a number of exciting activities and trips organised throughout the year for our students, to offer them a hands-on experience.’
As well as academic and practical learning, students can also take part in sport, enrichment and challenging activities to help enhance and mould their entrepreneurial, innovation and employability skills.