26 Feb 2024Read more >
WSP’s Teesside office has provided a letter of support to the North East STEM Foundation (NESF) campaign for a University Technical College (UTC) on Teesside.
UTCs are government-funded institutions designed to provide education in science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM) alongside traditional GCSEs and A Levels. They play a crucial role in preparing students for the demands of the 21st-century workforce by working closely with local universities and employers.
Tees Valley’s current vibrant industrial landscape, coupled with its Freeport status and commitment to becoming a “net zero hot spot,” underscores the need for a specialised institution such as a UTC. The NESF aims to create opportunities for every young person to access STEM education in a modern environment supported by industry leaders, aligning with the region’s economic growth and sustainability goals.