New name for Scunthorpe's University Technical College revealed
By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 31 Jan 2018
SCUNTHORPE’S University Technical College has set its stall out, renaming itself Engineering UTC Northern Lincolnshire.
The town centre campus, which partners with British Steel, Cristal and Phillips 66, has made the move from Humber University Technical College as it aims to reflect its close relationships with industry.
It has already said it has a part to play in 2018’s Year of Engineering, as the Government seeks to tackle an estimated shortfall of 20,000 engineering graduates annually in the UK.
The South Bank partners have become more heavily involved at the college since September, while a new team with backgrounds in industry has also been introduced and a student leadership team created to ensure students have a voice.
Principal Marc Doyle said: "We will continue to deliver specialist academic and technical training for 14 to 19-year-olds but we’ve refreshed our focus.
"Starting with the new name, we wanted to broaden our scope beyond the Humber and better communicate exactly what it is that we’re working to do, which is deliver young engineers into industry in northern Lincolnshire.”