The Government has given the go-ahead for fifteen new University Technical Colleges. The state-funded colleges will be linked to businesses and specialize in a local industry or trade.
Firms already signed up include Jaguar Land Rover and Virgin Atlantic.
A University Technical College near Heathrow airport will center on aviation engineering. Elstree University Technical College inHertfordshire will train 600 pupils in two specialism’s - entertainmenttechnologies and crafts, and electronic engineering and digital technology.
Other sites include Bluewater, Barking and Dagenham and Harlow.