Funded by investment from the Lincolnshire Institute of Technology (IOT), Lincoln UTC will use a brand new minibus and industry grade equipment to provide opportunities for local students to access relevant engineering skills through project-based learning.
Institutes of Technology are unique collaborations between employers, higher, and further education providers. They specialise in delivering higher-level technical skills which aim to help close skills gaps and improve productivity. The government is backing the new institutes with £170 million of capital funding.
UTC Principal, John Morrison, has utilised this funding to develop a series of project days that will be offered free of charge to schools across the county. Projects will highlight key technological concepts to ensure students learn the skills needed for successful careers in engineering.
John said: “We are thrilled to be the only UTC nationwide selected to receive funding as part of an IOT. These projects have been carefully designed to encourage independent learning, allowing students to plan and organise their own approaches and learn vital skills.
“For example, in one project students will design and build a Scalextric network with traffic lights that should automatically stop cars at junctions, highlighting some key concepts in electrical circuit design.
“In another, students will use a giant set of Mecanno to design and build a functioning go kart from scratch and then race against each other.”
Applications are still open to join year 10 and year 12 at Lincoln UTC in September 2021. To book a personal tour call 01522 775990 or email [email protected].