University Technical College set for six week consultation phase

A six week consultation period has begun, giving people the opportunity to find out more and express their views on the University Technical College, set to open in Crewe in September 2016.    

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Original artists impression of Crewe UTC

The college, named Crewe Engineering and Design UTC, will be the first of its kind in Crewe and will offer an exciting and inspiring education for 14-18 year olds seeking a pathway to employment and further education.

The six week period gives parents, students and businesses the opportunity to find out more information and ask any questions of key representatives from the College. Information will be added to the Crewe Engineering and Design UTC website, with the opportunity to comment on social media channels as well.

Georgina Harris, Head of School of Engineering at Manchester Metropolitan University, commented:
“This consultation is a key next stage in bringing the Crewe Engineering and Design UTC to Crewe in 2016.
The College will play a major role in the local community and we want to share the updates we have with them, but also ask for their valuable contributions to ensure the College will become the success we fully anticipate.
The UTC, as well as being closely aligned with the local community, will boost skills, education and employability, for the benefit of individuals and many organisations in Crewe and further afield.”

Crewe UTCThe courses the College will offer will be a mixture of academic and practical and designed with input from local employers and a partner university. Bentley Motors, OSL Rail, Manchester Metropolitan University, Jacobs Engineering, Cheshire East Council, Siemens, Bosch, Chevron Racing, Optical 3D, Unipart Logistics, and South Cheshire Chamber of Commerce will drive the collaboration.

The consultation phase will include an Open Day, to be held at Crewe Alexander Football Club on Wednesday 4th February from 2pm to 7pm.
Open to the public; representatives and business partners will be present to update visitors with details of the College, discuss plans for the future and answer any questions people may have.

  • Key period for local community to find out more
  • Start of the journey that brings Crewe Engineering and Design UTC in 2016
  • Open day to take place on Wednesday 4th February
  • An exciting and inspiring new academic pathway available for 14-18 year olds

Further information about the University Technical College, the consultation phase, and the open day, can be found on the following links: &