Laura Smith, MP for Crewe and Nantwich recently visited Crewe UTC for a tour of the school’s high tech facilities and equipment including the workshop, virtual reality engineering, mechatronics and the new Joseph Locke building.(L-R) Year 10 Student – Harry (from Nantwich), Year 12 Student – Georgia – (from Crewe), David Terry, Principal, Crewe Engineering & Design UTC, Laura Smith, Member of Parliament for Crewe and Nantwich, Year 10 Student – Adrianna (from Crewe), Year 12 Student Thomas (from Sandbach) at Crewe UTC.
David Terry, Principal of Crewe UTC, said: “Crewe UTC has already demonstrated great success. Since we opened our new Joseph Locke building, we have been even more visible in the centre of Crewe. Our recruitment numbers have increased, with students also joining us from outside of Crewe including Congleton, Wilmslow, Stoke-on-Trent, Newcastle-Under-Lyme, Middlewich, Northwich, Chester, Ellesmere Port and Market Drayton.
We are already forecasting an increase in numbers for next year. The engagement with our employer partners offers a real advantage to our students, who get ‘real life’ projects to work on and gain a sense of achievement.
Our current students have engaged very well with our employability focused curriculum.We attribute this to our different approach, the modern facilities and the commitment of our teachers and employer partners mentoring the students.”
Crewe UTC aims to create an outstanding school with a unique style of teaching, where students study in an amazing facility, with a workshop and cutting-edge, professional engineering equipment, as used by international companies.
Commenting on the important role of Crewe UTC in the area, Laura Smith said: “It was a pleasure to meet with the students and teachers at the UTC and to see their obvious enthusiasm for the subjects. The students’ maturity and knowledge and understanding shone through and it was great to listen to the stories of personal achievement.”