Ofsted Education Inspection Framework consultation
Baker Dearing Response – March 2019
Baker Dearing Response – May 2020
Our submission to the Education Select Committee as part of their inquiry into the impact of Covid-19 on education.
Analysis of key destinations data collected from summer 2020 UTC leavers including student case studies.
Collective insight from UTC professionals and marketing experts highlighting the main factors which have had a positive impact on student...
Statistics showcasing the destinations of UTC leavers at age 18 in 2021.
Baker Dearing's response to the Education Select Committee inquiry on 'The future of post-16 qualifications".
I worked in manufacturing before becoming a MP, and I know how important it is to have the right skills. When you talk to UTC students, you get a true sense of the passion and enthusiasm they have for the skills they are learning here. It is truly inspiring, and we need to be doing more of this.
University Technical Colleges impress me because they are not just training the next generation of STEM professionals and developing a much-needed skills pipeline to the careers of the future, they are also offering their students the opportunity to make the important connection between what they learn in the classroom and how it relates to the real world.
Given the importance of science and engineering to our economy, and the potential skills shortage in these areas, the idea of a school like this is obvious and yet it takes someone to actually do it. That is the genius of the place, that someone has got the concept up-and-running and that they are delivering the curriculum in partnership with organisations such as the Science and Technology Facilities Council.
Over half of the roles in the Royal Navy are engineering. That’s why it’s great that UTCs provide an exciting environment for students to learn all aspects of engineering. We are privileged to be supporting young engineers. We need to encourage this area of expertise. If we do not get this right, we sink and we are not protecting the country. Engineering is our future and young people are our future.