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  1. Medway University Technical College Progress Report by Sonia Allen

  2. Our Mission “ Medway ‘University Technical College’ will inspire through discovery the desire to learn how engineering and construction come to life in the real world. Education with an ethos of ‘grow your own’ talented learners who are skilled, enterprising and ‘work ready’.”

  3. Why Medway? • History of vocational education and training • Well-established partnership with universities • Four universities and new FE college building • Developing Apprenticeships • Regeneration and inward investment • Commitment to UTC development

  4. Partners • University of Greenwich • MidKent College • Royal School of Military Engineering (RSME) • BAE Systems • BAM Construction UK • Delphi Diesel Systems • Gainwell Futures

  5. Medway Educational Challenges • Skill shortages • Attainment at Levels 2 and 3 • Decline of vocational education at 14-16 yrs • Participation rate of 16-18 year olds • Progression rate to HE

  6. The Medway UTC Model • 600 students (150 intake per year) • Business hours (e.g. 8.15am-5.15pm) • Pre 16: 60% general and enrichment, 40% technical • Post 16: 40% general and enrichment, 60% technical • Delivery through work-related projects • Instruction/mentoring/guidance through employers • Clear progression paths

  7. Progress to date • Application unsuccessful March 2012 • Re-submit 16 November 2012 • Clarify vision • Clarify roles • Clarify demand • Clarify commitment

  8. Key areas improved Curriculum Marketing and demand • Expanded research to sub region (813 sample size inc parents and employers) • 425 would possibly apply to the UTC, just 23% said ‘No’ • 75% parents would encourage a child to attend the UTC • Curriculum model with timetables and breakdown of content • Project outlines from BAE, BAM and Denne • Employer commitment matrix shows support in time and resources

  9. Timeline • Submission of UTC application on 16 Nov 2012 • Panel interview will be held Jan/ Feb 2013 • Decision announced March 2013 • Project management plan in place for April start and location confirmation • Advertise Principal Designate Sept 2013, recruit Dec for star in April 2014….. • Medway UTC will open September 2014

  10. Q & As