Why a UTC in South Durham?

Every parent wants their child to get the best education and a satisfying job that helps them reach their potential. That's why two of the area's leading employers and the University of Sunderland have come together to create a University Technical College (UTC) for South Durham. The need for UTC South Durham is based on evidence that:

  • The local economy will grow in the advanced manufacturing and engineering sectors, areas that need increasingly skilled people
  • Advanced manufacturing and engineering will continue to face recruitment issues
  • Given the chance to learn the right skills, young people in our area have the talent to fill jobs in these sectors
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