Duke of York at opening of new technical college

The Duke of York has been at the opening of Buckinghamshire University Technical College this morning.

Duke of York opens Bucks technical college

In an exclusive interview with ITV Meridian - His Royal Highness the Duke of York has given his backing to a new style of further education - pioneered in the Thames Valley.

University Technical Colleges allow students to leave school at 14 years old and start their chosen career path with training and the qualifications they need.

Penny Silvester reports.

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Duke of York at opening of Buckinghamshire UTC

The Duke of York has been at the opening of Buckinghamshire University Technical College this morning.

The UTC is one of several being launched, to prepare young people for work through strong links with the industry.

Partners and students were also there to celebrate the opening.

The Duke of York giving a speech at the new University Technical College in Buckinghamshire Credit: ITV Meridian
The Duke with a student, showing him bricklaying skills Credit: ITV Meridian
Students sit with the Duke of York at opening on new UTC Credit: ITV Meridian