UTC Reading Celebration Event
The internal Celebration Event on the afternoon of Thursday 14 December was followed by an external celebration for those students who gained qualifications in the summer term 2017, in both Years 11 and 13 at that point.
It was lovely to see students who have left UTC Reading to go on to apprenticeships, jobs and university and to celebrate their successes.
The event was held at the Great Hall, University of Reading.
You can see all photos from the event on our Gallery here.
Many thanks to Clare Butland from PBA, Nick Millington from Network Rail, Kathryn Baddeley from Cisco and Clare Riley from Microsoft for presenting awards and speaking during the event.
Many thanks also to Samkeliso Kimbinyi (former President of the Student Executive Board) and Becky Morris (UTC Reading alumni) for their keynote speeches.
Here is what our partners said:
“It was great to see the way the UTC has not only developed young talent, but its own service offering to do more and better things in the future. It was also evident that the UTC takes pastoral care and support of students seriously – really important. I was an apprentice, technician, then graduate and I could see myself in all those who collected their certificates. Well done to all who collected their certificates, also to all the team at the UTC.”
Nick Millington, Network Rail
“It’s the second time I’ve been involved with the Celebration Event on Cisco’s behalf. I think it’s a great way to end the year by recognising the amazing successes of the UTC Reading students. The two students who delivered the keynote clearly demonstrated the skills they have developed in the UTC and I’m sure those skills will give them a real headstart in the workplace. Thank you for inviting Cisco to be a part of a great evening.”
Kathryn Baddeley, Cisco
“Microsoft was delighted to share in the celebration of all the students have achieved. The UTC experience is very special and builds the qualities of collaboration, creativity and critical thinking which are vital in today’s business world. The UTC students are ambitious and extremely capable and we wish them all well for the next step in their education and career.”
Clare Riley, Microsoft