On Monday 7th November, HRH The Duke of York officially opened the Warrington University Technical College (UTC). Servelec Controls, a leading systems integrator in the Power and Nuclear industries has pledged to support Warrington UTC with the time and expertise of its engineers.
Servelec Controls’ team from its Warrington office is helping to shape the syllabus of relevant engineering courses at UTC Warrington with a view to inspiring young people into a future career in STEM disciplines. Servelec will be providing masterclasses to the students as well as work experience places in the Warrington office as part of their ongoing commitment.
A UTC is an industry-orientated school designed for ambitious young people, aged 14-19, who have aspirations to become leading future innovators. UTC Warrington is funded by the government, is free to attend and is sponsored by a number of successful companies along with Manchester Metropolitan University.
UTC Warrington opened its doors to students in September 2016 and Servelec Controls has been working collaboratively with Warrington Skills Council to shape the nature of learning. Rob Rowland, Senior Engineer at Servelec Controls, sits on a local employer council sub-committee which steers UTC Warrington to develop a curriculum that will engage and be of benefit to local employers. This has a dual benefit of ensuring students are well-equipped with the skills they need for future career opportunities and local employers, such as Servelec Controls, are well positioned to offer these rewarding roles.
Alex Moore, Managing Director of Servelec Controls, said: “At Servelec Controls we want to do all we can to support Warrington UTC, helping to inspire the next generation to implement positive change within the industry.”