Plans for a new University Technical College that will create 750 new school places in Doncaster and meet local demand for world-class engineering and design skills has been announced. Details about the new college set to open in September 2020, have been led by the Doncaster Chamber of Commerce and Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council, working with both the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University alongside leading businesses from across South Yorkshire.
Professor Sir Chris Husbands, vice-chancellor of Sheffield Hallam University, said: “We welcome the news that the application to open a Doncaster UTC has been approved. Sheffield Hallam is proud to be a partner of the new UTC, building on the successful partnerships we already enjoy with both UTCs in Sheffield. UTCs are a great example of how industry and education can come together to provide opportunities for students to get involved in innovative and applied learning whilst addressing the regional skills gap.”