Silverstone’s new £10m college to open to pupils

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Silverstone’s new £10m University Technical College (UTC) will open its doors to its first group of students on Monday.

Staff from the new Silverstone UTC will welcome about 200 young people from across the UK to its first ever Year 10 and Year 12 classes to specialise in high performance engineering or business and technical events management.

The Silverstone UTC is one of only 12 UTCs opening this September, after it was given approval by the Department for Education in October 2011

A spokesman said: “Neil Patterson, principal of Silverstone UTC, has developed and established excellent partnerships with local and national employers to ensure that this innovative concept in education utilises the knowledge and expertise of its key stakeholders.

“It will seek to benefit the local and national economy through training its students with the technical skills required for each industry.”

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