New face to promote college workforce aims

Shafiqa Gunton promotes Scarborough UTC, on Scarborough's Esplanade. pic Richard Ponter 153610b

Shafiqa Gunton promotes Scarborough UTC, on Scarborough's Esplanade. pic Richard Ponter 153610b

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A Scarborough college is looking to the future to spread the word about its aims to turn out a technological world-leading workforce.

The University Technical College, for 14-18-year-olds specialising in advanced engineering, cyber technology and robotics, as well as a standard school curriculum, has appointed a new marketing officer.

Shafiqa Gunton, previously responsible for marketing 50 motor dealerships has returned to the coast from Leeds to play her part in the town’s future.

“I am delighted to join Scarborough UTC, it’s really inspiring to work with forward thinking world leading businesses who are passionate about our children’s future and the future of economic growth and investment on the Yorkshire Coast. “Our website www.scarboroughutc.co.uk is now live and you can download the prospectus and apply online, we are taking applications for 2016 now.

“I’m especially looking forward to participating in Scarborough Engineering Week October 13-15 down at the Scarborough Spa.

“There will be plenty of thrilling activities for the children to really inspire them about engineering and enable them to learn though play.”

She added: “We will create a sustainable pool of future talent urgently required for our local, national and international engineering and technology companies.”