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Endorsements

The LDE UTC is widely supported:

Jason Bradbury, Technology Expert

"An amazing thing is happening in East London and it is going to change thousands of young lives and give Britain the dynamic and creative workforce it so desperately needs... It’s called LDE UTC and if you are fourteen and want to attend the tech school of the future and YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT IT!"

Sir Robin Wales, Mayor of Newham

“The Council is committed to ensuring Newham’s young people are able to maximise the employment and career opportunities offered by the enormous development opportunities unfolding in this borough over the next decade. Clearly a UTC that provides our students with the qualifications and skills that set them on pathways into higher education and sustainable employment in engineering and construction is going to offer a distinctive and complementary element to the local education provision.”

Lyn Brown, MP for West Ham

“The London Design and Engineering UTC will become and aspirational facility that will enhance the educational provision across Newham and beyond and provide community services which will benefit many generations to come.”

Stephen Timms, MP for East Ham

“Education provision with such a strong technical and vocational input, and with the active support and involvement of local companies, the University of East London and others will provide local young people with invaluable, life-shaping opportunities.”

Bishop John Wraw, Chair of the Diocesan Board of Education, Diocese of Chelmsford

“We consider this an excellent opportunity to develop a UTC based on an existing respected provision for young people who wish to follow a vocational route in their education aspiring to higher education. The Diocese is committed to the development of young people within East London and we think that this project can be transformational for the lives of many young people.”

Lord Mawson, OBE, Chairman of Water City CIC

“The London Design and Engineering University Technical College will make a vital contribution to enabling young people from East London’s communities to progress in the myriad employment opportunities on offer in engineering and skilled technical employment in the most significant investment zone in the world.”

Dr. Paul Brickell, Executive Director, Regeneration and Community Partnerships, London Legacy Development Corporation

“Your proposed UTC will make a very significant contribution by equipping local young people to secure employment in the east London construction programme ,, and indeed, to set up and run the businesses that will be needed.”

Helen Newman. Head of Corporate Responsibility for Thames Water

“We want to help young people work towards future employment that suits their capability and interest. The UTC means that we can encourage students to take an interest in the skills that we need to recruit, resulting in the potential for employment as they leave school or move on to university.”