Wednesday, October 17, 2012

News: STEM showcase at the AMP


A showcase event is taking place this week highlighting the new £9.9m University Technical College (UTC) Sheffield, due to open next year.

Young people, parents and teachers can find out more about the brand new college and other careers and training opportunities as part of a science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) event being held in partnership with the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) and the education arm of the Cutlers Company Sheffield.

Experts from education and industry will be at the "Make, Create, Innovate" event to showcase what is on offer with hands-on examples including robots, 3d animation and building gadgets. The event takes place at the Knowledge Transfer Centre on the Advanced Manufacturing Park (AMP) in Rotherham on Thursday evening, October 18.

Also on show is the AMRC's MANTRA, a specially equipped 14m long lorry designed to give aspiring young engineers a hands on experience with real, leading-edge manufacturing technologies being developed at the AMRC.

The public will also have a chance to meet UTC Sheffield Principal Nick Crew, and learn about the courses and qualifications on offer from next year.

Nick Crew said: "I am looking forward to meeting more young people, parents and teachers and answering any questions they may have about UTC Sheffield at the showcase event this week, which profiles the exciting options now available for young people interested in careers in manufacturing, engineering and the creative and digital industries across the region.

"The UTC Sheffield is a brand new and exciting choice for young people in Sheffield City Region. We've seen a lot of interest at the taster sessions that we've already run."

The first of its kind in Yorkshire, the UTC Sheffield opens to 14 to 19-year-olds from Sheffield City Region in September 2013 offering GCSEs and A-levels alongside specialist courses. Young people will develop the academic and technical skills to secure jobs in the advanced engineering and manufacturing, and creative media industries sectors.

UTC Sheffield website


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