University Technical College has changed lives

HRH Prince Andrew during his visit to UTC to offically open the new college.
HRH Prince Andrew during his visit to UTC to offically open the new college.
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I was fortunate to attend the official opening of Burnley’s University Technical College the other week.

But it was not the presence of the Duke of York that I took away as a lasting memory, but a conversation I had with two parent governors.

When the idea of a dedicated tech college was mooted, it had its critics, but listening to the two proud mums has certainly convinced me the UTC has a key role to play in developing our young people.

The mums described how the college had literally changed their sons’ lives and given them hope of a well-paid career. That alone was worth going to hear.