Welcome to Crewe Engineering & Design UTC.
The purpose of the UTC is very clear; to meet the challenges of thefuture we need many more talented young people coming into industry. Everyone at the UTC will provide outstanding opportunities for young people to develop skills for employment in engineering, design and manufacturing. We will give every student exciting and challenging learning experiences, leading to outstanding progress and the ability to thrive in their chosen careers.
Engineering plays a critical role in economic regeneration and the skills gap identified in our region is a challenge I’m looking forward to having a role in addressing. The UTC is a unique opportunity for young people to explore careers with our local employers and set themselves up for their futures.
Employers need a wide range of highly skilled young men and women; some will have great specialist technical skills, some will be highly academic, some will be excellent project managers, some will be skilled designers and problem solvers, some will be skilled programmers. The UTC plans to make sure that all our students have the best ‘hands-on’ learning experiences to help them prepare for a wide range of employment.
The prospect of working with parents, employers and the UTC sponsors to help young people develop these skills is very exciting. There will be a great deal of hard work to be done over the year before the UTC opens in September 2016. I look forward to working with you all in the near future – please do not hesitate to get in touch with us to find out more about the fantastic opportunities we are developing.
David Terry, Principal and Chief Executive of Crewe Engineering & Design
Welcome from the Crewe Engineering & Design UTC Board of Trustees Chair, Georgina Harris
I’d like to welcome you to the Crewe Engineering & Design UTC website. For ambitious young people looking for a career driven by their love of Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths, our University Technical College will be the right place to realise their aspirations.
I am Head of Division of Mechanical Engineering at the Manchester Metropolitan University. The School of Engineering is a member of the Faculty of Science and Engineering.
It is a large and diverse school with around fifty academic staff plus numerous, research fellows, and research students. I am a Chartered Mechanical Engineer with an Engineering Doctorate, a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. I arrived at Manchester Metropolitan University from the world of astronomy where I worked as an engineer in the service of science.
I have always considered myself incredibly fortunate to have experienced varied and interesting work. The opportunities afforded by good qualifications in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) can include great salaries, exciting career development, as well as the chance to be innovative and creative.
I believe that many young people are missing out on fantastic careers simply because they are unaware of the exciting range of roles available. As Chairman of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) Greater Manchester Area, I am passionate about raising the profile of STEM so that young people are able to find a pathway into exciting roles.
I have worked on many academic-industrial collaboration projects and Crewe Engineering & Design UTC brings together academic rigour with commercial expertise. It will open doors to young people with ambitions to develop their love of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths into talented, work-ready individuals. Our UTC is backed by key employer partners, Bentley, OSL Global, Siemens, Bosch, Unipart Logistics, Chevron Racing, Optical 3D, Leoni, James Walker and Air Products along with further support from Cheshire East Council.
Crewe Engineering & Design UTC will specialise Engineering, Manufacturing and Design and will deliver the highest quality school leavers, who will be the next generation of creative engineers, scientists, innovators, technicians and designers. We want to ensure that each young person is employable at each entry point, giving the UTC generation the best chance of success in an ever-changing, challenging and global economy.