Medway UTC– a brand new University Technical College being built in Chatham, Kent – has taken a significant step forward this week, with the first part of the building framework being put in place.
The £10 million school, which will specialise in Engineering and Construction, is part of a wider movement of University Technical Colleges, being pioneered by the Baker Dearing Trust.
Educate has been very involved as the appointed Project Manager. Our assistance has ensured that Medway UTC received funding agreement more than a year before opening, allowing the design and build contracts to be progressed in a timely manner. Educate provides continuous support, month by month, to ensure the project is running smoothly.
Educate has also provided comprehensive support with the marketing of the UTC, including managing the development of the website, creating the prospectus, and running PR and direct mail campaigns. As a consequence, Medway UTC has recruited more students for 2015 than any other UTC in the South.
We also had the opportunity to recruit the Principal Designate, Dr Karon Buck, who has done an outstanding job in her first few months.