It’s a “yes”!
Mulberry UTC Trust conducted a consultation on the proposal for Mulberry UTC from January 11 to February 19 2016.
The outcomes showed overwhelming support for the plans for Mulberry UTC with around 75% agreeing “very much” with each of the questions and a further 18% agreeing with them “to some extent”.
The findings informed the Secretary of State’s decision on the UTC’s future and will be used to develop the policies and practices of the UTC.
Some of the comments
“It will be a source of achievement within the community – with a buzz and excitement”
“This is a brilliant idea for our young people in the community”
“The various courses of study will offer the future generations of Tower Hamlets opportunities they would not have had access to before.”
“I think it would be fantastic for young people to get working straight out of school“
“Training young people from Tower Hamlets with creative and digital skills will help to feed the talent pipeline in east London, thereby contributing to the local economy"
“It looks like somewhere I would want to send my kids and somewhere I'd like to work”
“The UTC directly reflects the biggest employment sectors in this area”
“It’s a great location with lots going on”
“A huge asset. As a teacher and parent I’m regularly in discussion with others regarding the opportunities to local children and young people. It’s somewhere they can strive to attend, somewhere to be proud of.”
“An incredible opportunity for specialised vocational learning”
“As a mother in Tower Hamlets I think the UTC fills a void for those young people who do not wish to follow the traditional routes of education yet it still enables them to get a good career.”
“Applied skills in technology are vital for today’s job market”
“I have been told anyone can come, that's really good”
“It will give local businesses a pool of talent to pick from”
“An expansion of Mulberry’s provision and ethos can only be a good thing”
“Everything I have seen looks very attractive”