We’ve worked with web engineers since the very beginning of Frog – they are the life blood of what we do, creating all the cool tech you work with every day. But as the world we live in becomes more digitized and development becomes a bigger priority for more and more businesses, finding people with the right skills and talent has become more and more of a challenge.
Preparing our students for the world of work has never been more important, especially as that world is constantly changing. That’s why we’ve been really excited to hear about the new approach taken by University Technical Collages (UTCs) and particularly the proposed collage for Doncaster. While our head office is in Halifax, we also have a strong team of web engineers in Doncaster – so a UTC in this area could have a huge impact on us.
UTCs offer a new approach to traditional schooling. They teach students technical and scientific subjects in a whole new way and are educating the inventors, engineers, scientists and technicians of tomorrow.
Obviously this sort of education isn’t right for everyone, but we think UTCs could help form a vital part of the puzzle to help the economic growth of the UK! They will help to re-shape the skills of our future workforce, matched with ready-made jobs through real employer engagement. The skills focus of the UTC will help to inspire and engage young people and help them develop the critical soft skills needed to work and operate in a business, such as resilience, problem solving and communication.
We think differently at Frog and challenge the normal way of doing things. The UTC approach completely matches this and we see it as a really exciting approach to the future of technical education.
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