HRH Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, was in Warrington today to officially open the town’s new £10m University Technical College (UTC).
The Duke of York, who is the UK’s Special Representative for International Trade and Investment, was on hand for the official unveiling of the new showcase facility.
He was greeted by Principal Lee Barber and also met with council leader Cllr Terry O’Neill and Warrington & Co MD Steve Park and other distinguished guests.
UTC Warrington opened its doors to the first intake of students in September 2016, as part of the Stadium Quarter development, and specialises in engineering qualifications alongside traditional academic qualifications for students aged 14-19.
The technical qualifications on offer to sixth form students cover subjects such as Mechatronics, Design Engineering, Power Network Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Computer Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering and Manufacture Engineering.
The £10 million pound, six-storey building houses £1 million pounds of specialist engineering equipment, plus £500,000 of technology ensuring that students are learning on industry relevant software and equipment alongside working with employees from key employer partners such as: Sellafield Ltd, Amec Foster Wheeler, Atkins, Fujitsu, Unilever, Network Rail and university sponsor Manchester Metropolitan University.