Evaluating the case for a University Technical College

Research / Skills

Commissioned by BDT and the local UTC champion IDI Gazeley, we conducted extensive research necessary for a successful Logistics UTC application. We researched current and developing skills needs in the industry and locality. We analysed likely growth, expected infrastructure investment as well as anticipated technical changes likely to arise in the industry (in respect of STEM).

Similarly, we studied the current supply of skills training in the local area (studio schools/FE colleges etc.) to ascertain the need for a new establishment such UTC. We then presented on our findings to over fifty local employers and stakeholders such as local authorities the LEP and Lord Baker himself.