UTC Leeds’ curriculum goes global

An assistant principal at Leeds’ newest school is to share his experience of teaching the next generation of engineers on a worldwide stage.

Steven Parkinson, assistant principal at UTC Leeds will be discussing ‘Creating a global classroom where education and industry collaborate’ at Autodesk University in Las Vegas this week.

Autodesk University is a global software event from a company which specialises in mechanical software.

Throughout its curriculum, UTC Leeds uses Fusion 360 and Inventor, which is supplied by Autodesk.

In using software like Fusion 360, UTC Leeds has created a classroom where students can work alongside industry professionals virtually.

Steven Parkinson said: “The software is essential to what drives our 3D printers and other CNC equipment. The software is of incredibly high industry standard and the fact students at UTC Leeds are using this is exactly what the UTC is about.

“By connecting academic and practical education, UTC Leeds is creating a special link between students and their future careers. I’m very proud to be representing the school at Autodesk University and showcasing how innovative we are.”

Steven will present case studies and discuss the advantages of teaching high-quality digital skills to students. He will also look at how software such as Fusion 360 can create a world-class curriculum.

Applications for students starting Y10 or Y12 in September 2017 at UTC Leeds are now open. Those interested should visit www.utcleeds.com and download a prospectus.


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