Principal’s Blog – October 2018

Principal's Blog - October 2018

Principal's Blog - October 2018

Principal's Blog - October 2018

Principal's Blog - October 2018

Principal's Blog - October 2018

Principal's Blog - October 2018

Principal's Blog - October 2018

A massive part of what the UTC do is to develop the employability skills of our young people. One way we do this is by offering very regular work experience – this is quite different to other schools.

The majority of our Year 11 and 13 students spent a week this month on experiencing the world of work and we had some fantastic feedback on their progress:

 

“I’d just like to say that they are all fabulous students and are really enthusiastic. They are extremely polite and well-mannered and I think this is a great testament to your school.

They are all very welcome to come back any time 😊”

Emma Priest, Assistant Buyer, Kier Living Ltd

 

 

“They have all been fantastic, really well behaved and well presented, they have been a pleasure to have. Whenever we went out to a client for a visit they acted professionally and asked questions which I was very impressed with. We would welcome them back at any time”

Cerys Holder, Training Coordinator, Midland Metro Alliance

 

Our students recently presented on the interim progress of their Employer Projects. Thank you to the following organisations who are contributing their time and expertise to work with our students on a weekly basis; Catering Academy, Lovell and Bouygues.

As always our students did themselves proud and we look forward to the final presentations at the completion of the projects in December.

A new focus for this term has been the Innovate projects. Thank-you to Revathi from Avatar 3-D Printing who has helped a number of students really develop their 3-D printing skills and expertise in managing these machines. Please follow the link to find out more http://www.avatar3dprinting.com/2018/10/24/build-your-own-steamkit-wm-utc-project/

Principal's Blog - October 2018

‘What’s my line’ Event

Students in Years 10 and 12 enjoyed a careers event with a twist. The ‘What’s My Line’ event saw students meeting with representatives from various roles across our employer partners and in small teams questioning them with closed questions to establish and guess what their role is. We were really impressed with the conversations that took place and the students certainly developed their understanding of the wide variety of roles in the sector. Students are now working on developing a catalogue of ‘job roles’ to use as a reference in the coming months.  Many thanks go to Shaylor Group, Midland Metro Alliance, BAM, Morgan Sindall and RMD Kwikform for supporting the event.

Adventure Training Weekend

During the weekend of 19-21 October a group of 14 hardy individuals set off on a trip to Capel Curig in North Wales for a full weekend of adventure. After settling in, we engaged in a mountaineering route up a mountain called Moel Siabod. I do believe this has been an exceptional weekend and my thanks go to the staff who accompanied the students. We will be running more of these adventure Training weekends and if it is something our students fancy trying, please speak to our SSI, Jason Till, who can give you more information on the trip.

Principal's Blog - October 2018

Principal's Blog - October 2018

Finally, the work at the Springfield Campus is gathering pace. It is great to see the site develop into Europe’s largest School of Architecture and the Built Environment. We cannot wait to see the completion of the project.

Principal's Blog - October 2018

Av Gill

Principal