MP joins students to get a taste of the future at UTC Swindon open event

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UTC Swindon welcomed in prospective students and their families at its latest open event on Saturday 30 June.

Visitors were given a tour of the college to learn more about its unique learning environment, superb facilities and outstanding career opportunities.

Robert Buckland, Conservative MP for South Swindon, joined Wiltshire youngsters interested in pursuing careers in engineering and digital technologies. He was also shown the new the Fujitsu Innovation Hub that opened on 27 June 2018.

Robert Buckland, MP said: “Swindon is one of 16 British ‘tech towns’ that have a higher than average number of digital businesses, so it is essential that we train, nurture and supply a pipeline of talent that can help this important part of the local economy to prosper. The UTC plays a key role in this because it is developing the skills that students need as they join the workforce, and that companies need in order to grow their business. I am delighted to return to the UTC to see for myself the important work they are doing and to visit the new Fujitsu Innovation Hub.”

The open event gave visitors a chance to tour the college with current students and staff, talk with the teachers and hear from the Principal, Jon Oliver, about the industry partnerships and soft skills initiatives that ensure UTC Swindon students are well-prepared to achieve their career ambitions.

UTC Swindon students go on to gain places on highly competitive apprenticeship programmes, university courses, and to secure employment with leading businesses. The college achieved the best Progress 8 score for Sixth Form pupils in the Swindon area in 2017 and was the only school to achieve a positive score at this critical education stage.

UTC Swindon also works in partnership with industry to guarantee that students are learning the exact skills that companies need for the future, and to prepare them for the jobs of tomorrow.

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