Doncaster’s UTC will be an essential component in securing the brightest possible educational and economic future for the city. We are proud to have won this opportunity to educate the next generation of skilled technicians, engineers, and designers, providing a workforce for the future in the rail, construction & infrastructure, advanced manufacturing & digital design sectors.
These industries are pivotal to the future of Doncaster’s economy. For some time, however, they have been reporting that skills gaps and an ageing workforce are constraining their growth. Doncaster UTC will help guarantee a steady supply of bright, ambitious and highly-skilled young people into these world-class businesses. Moreover, the visible success of the UTC and its students will help to raise aspiration across Doncaster, and bring exciting STEM-related career options to the foreground.
Our bid has been a real partnership effort, with a variety of schools, universities, public sector organisations and local businesses making every effort to secure Doncaster’s success. We could not have got to this point without the dedication of the business community, local educational leaders, Doncaster MBC and other key stakeholders. This was recognised in December 2018, when Doncaster Chamber was named Most Effective Campaigning Chamber at the British Chambers of Commerce’s annual Awards.
Our task now is to deliver: to bring the right curriculum, leadership team, teachers, young people, and business involvement into the school for it to successfully open its doors in September 2020. That’s where our new Principal will earn their money, but we are certain that the rewards will more than outweigh the challenges.
We are being supported in this process by Navigate NDC; please don’t hesitate to contact either Raymond Kelly or David Gooda on 0113 493 1975 if you would like an informal conversation. I hope you find this site helpful, and I look forward to receiving your application.
CEO, Doncaster Chamber of Commerce
Chair of the Doncaster UTC Project Steering Group