Your Future Talent - Computing / Technology sector event
Are you looking to the future and wondering how you will find suitable young talent to help your business grow?
Young people with technical talent and job-ready skills are hard to come by – it needs a particular approach to education, one in which employers are involved from the outset.
University Technical Colleges (UTCs) are a big step in the right direction. A new one opens in Sheffield next year focused on the Computing Sector and we need your help to make it deliver what you need.
Join us at an event 4.00-7.00pm, 23rd September, at Electric Works to find out more and see what this new UTC can do for you.
University Technical Colleges (UTCs) have been designed to meet the needs of employers for up-and-coming young talent with the right skill sets and knowledge to contribute value and support growth. UTCs take students as young as 14 and offer a combination of technical qualifications alongside GCSEs and A Levels. This combination of academic and technical learning is unique and equips students for apprenticeships, university or jobs. The curriculum is influenced by employers and the learning experience includes a broad range of activities with employers.
UTC Sheffield specialising in Engineering and Creative and Digital Media opened its doors in September 2013. The first set of graduates emerged this summer with excellent results, particularly in technical qualifications, and are already providing local employers with valuable talent as well as progressing to university.
A second UTC Sheffield centre will open in September 2016 on the site of the Olympic Legacy Park, specialising in Human Sciences and Computing. The UTC will be located adjacent to the Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre and world-class professional sports facilities, offering opportunity to link to cutting-edge research and innovation activities. The aim is to inspire young people about exciting new opportunities in the Computing, Healthcare, Wellbeing and Sports Science sectors; also, to develop young people with not only the technical skills but also the business knowledge and work-readiness to help our regional technology economy to grow.
If you are in the computing sector and want to help shape and secure your future talent stream or want to address the expanding needs of the healthcare and medical technologies sector please join us at an event 4.00-7.00pm, 23rd September, at Electric Works to find out more and see what this new UTC can do for you, ending with a glass of wine and canapes.
The programme will be led by:
- Professor Steve Haake, Director of the Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre, Sheffield Hallam University
- Andrew Cropley, Chair of the UTC 2 Sheffield Steering Group and Executive Director, The Sheffield College
- Welcome and introductions
- Overview of UTC Olympic Legacy Park – what are UTCs, progress at the current UTC, choice of specialisms for the second UTC, progress to date
- The Computing offer – what is it, how is it currently shaping up
- Employer-led curriculum – what does it mean, sample projects
- Workshop activities – ideas for employer-led projects and review of ideas
- Next steps and conclusion
- Networking discussion over wine and canapes
We look forward to meeting you and hearing your views and ideas.
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UTC Sheffield is a high-tech college with fantastic facilities for 14-19 year olds. In addition to key GCSEs and A Levels, it offers four exciting areas of specialist study – Advanced Engineering and Manufacturing and Creative and Digital Industries at the City Centre campus and Health Sciences, Sport Science and Computing at the Olympic Legacy Park campus. UTC Sheffield is giving young people the best possible preparation for high quality careers in the future.