Plans for UTC will be on show at city school

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Plans for the new University Technical College (UTC) in Portsmouth will be to see at a pre-planning consultation event.

The drop-in evening event will take place from 4pm to 8pm on Tuesday in the conference room at Trafalgar School in Hilsea, where the UTC is due to open.

The event will provide the opportunity to see how the building design is developing and look at 3D models of how the college might look.

Led by the University of Portsmouth, the Royal Navy, Portsmouth City Council and Salterns Academy Trust, the UTC will open in September 2017. Students in Years 10 to 13, aged between 14 and 19, will have the opportunity to study ‘hands-on’ technical subjects alongside a traditional academic education.

The UTC aims to increase the number of young people with the skills to become future engineers.

David Williams, chief executive of Portsmouth City Council, said: ‘UTC Portsmouth will provide exciting opportunities for young people to study first-rate engineering courses and train to become skilled engineers.

‘I hope local people will come along to find out more about the plans for the UTC and the opportunities it will provide for its students.’