IN MARCH 2015, SGS Berkeley Green University Technical College (UTC) was given the go-ahead by the Secretary of State for Education because of the demand by employers to fill Gloucestershire’s skills gap in high technology.

Now the college is delivering on its promise to provide a curriculum to year 10 and 12 students with a passion for a science and technology focussed on engineering, digital and cyber security.

To drive the initiative forward, the renowned Bloodhound Project and Cyber Tech Team will be delivering two free workshops.

The Bloodhound Project is a global engineering adventure, using a 1000mph world land speed record attempt to inspire the next generation to enjoy, explore and get involved in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, whilst the Cyber Tech Team are the in-house UTC experts preparing the next generation of cyber aficionados.

The Bloodhound and Cyber Tech teams are offering a free workshop at Berkeley Green on Saturday, January 26, to promote the options available at the college.

The free workshops are open to all current years 9 and 11. The events will run from 9.30am - 12.30pm. For details visit:

Andrew Keenan, college assistant principal said: “The events will demonstrate how the curriculum on offer comes to life through the use of innovative projects and employer designed briefs in order to contextualise theory into practical use.

"Young people and their parents are really enthused by the design of the curriculum which has the backing and input of major employers in the region who are seeing Berkeley Green as the opportunity to develop their own home-grown talented workforce.”