Lord Baker to visit UTC Swindon

Friday, 24 January 2014

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Founder of the Baker Dearing Educational Trust and former Home Secretary, The Right Honourable, the Lord Baker of Dorking CH, is to visit the UTC Swindon site on Tuesday (28 January 2014).

Lord Baker will be given a tour of the campus building site in recognition of his continuing support for the project. 

The Baker Dearing Educational Trust promotes the establishment of University Technical Colleges in England as part of the free school programme. During his visit, Lord Baker will meet staff, partners and supporters of UTC Swindon and share insights into the work of the Trust and how other UTCs are working with employers. 

Oxford Brookes University and Johnson Matthey Fuel Cells are the sponsors of UTC Swindon which will equip the pupils of today to become the much needed engineering professionals of tomorrow.

UTCs offer an educational choice for young people looking to fill the UK skills gap. Catering for 600 students aged 14 to 19, UTC Swindon will provide courses for young people who aspire to a career in engineering. 

Looking ahead to the visit, Angela Barker-Dench, Principal of UTC Swindon, said, “Lord Baker is a visionary for the University Technical College model so it will be a great privilege to give him a tour of the site. Everything is coming together and we are proud to showcase what we have achieved so far”. 

UTC Swindon will occupy a new £10 million state-of-the-art building at Bristol Street, Swindon, at the heart of the railway village. The location has been generously supplied by Network Rail.  

The deadline for applications for places at UTC Swindon is Friday 31 January 2014. To apply, email info@utcswindon.co.uk or download the application form from www.utcswindon.co.uk For more information call UTC Swindon on 07990 601 516.