Stephen Metcalfe, the local MP for South Basildon and East Thurrock, has today secured a meeting to begin discussions over the potential development of a new University Technical College for Basildon.
Stephen Metcalfe, rising in Parliament today, asked the Minister for Skills and Equalities, for support in exploring the “possibility of establishing a university technical college (UTC) specialising in engineering in Basildon to meet our local needs and to encourage and enthuse young people to look at engineering as a valued career.”
Stephen Metcalfe’s calls were met with enthusiasm in the Commons by the Minister, and as a result the Baker Dearing Educational Trust has agreed to meet with the local MP to discuss how his idea might be implemented.
Stephen Metcalfe commented: “I am so pleased to have been able to secure this meeting for the local area.”
“This country is going to have a huge demand for engineers over the next few decades, and I want Basildon and Thurrock to be able to play a leading role in this fulfilling this need.”
“There are so many talented young people in the area, and I believe that the development of a new University Technical College will help inspire many of them to pursue a career in engineering”.
“The Baker Dearing Educational Trust have done a fantastic job at promoting University Technical Colleges around the country, and I want to secure the same benefits for the people of Basildon and Thurrock”.
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