Podcast: Women engineers, the skills gap, and Norfolk’s first university technical college - with UTC Norfolk principal Alex Hayes

UTC Norfolk principal Alex Hayes on the roof area which will also be used for teaching. Picture: DEN

UTC Norfolk principal Alex Hayes on the roof area which will also be used for teaching. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: copyright: Archant 2014

As Norfolk's first university technical college opened its doors to its first pupils, its principal sat down to record a podcast with education correspondent Martin George.

Alex Hayes explains what the UTC is and how it aims to tackle the skills gap in Norfolk and Suffolk, how support from industry is a key part of what it does, and where its students have come from.

He also gives his views on the long-running question of how to attract more women into engineering.

What do you think of Mr Hayes' view? Please give your comments below.


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