UTC Heathrow has announced a partnership with a global provider of critical digital infrastructure and continuity solutions provider, Vertiv, which will see its people working alongside the UTC to deliver a co-teach programme of learning based on the data centre sector.
Developed in collaboration with leading data centre industry organisations, the Digital Futures Programme is a first for any UK school. The programme, which contributes to a BTEC Level 3 National Diploma / Extended Diplomas in Engineering (NQF), allows students to gain the essential knowledge and skills needed to thrive in technical careers within the data centre sector.
This sector is currently experiencing booming growth but is facing an ongoing skills shortage. The Digital Futures Programme, now in its second year in 2023, is helping to future-proof the industry by inspiring a new generation to join it and enjoy a rewarding career – the first set of students took up apprenticeship roles within the sector this year.
“We have been delighted with how the Digital Futures Programme is evolving. Having a global critical digital infrastructure provider join the team of leading industry organisations adds a new dimension,” said Candace Rose Kumi, Employer Engagement Lead at UTC Heathrow.
“With its global presence and track record of innovative products and services, Vertiv brings a great deal of strength and depth to what we can offer students. We are very excited at the prospect of how Vertiv’s involvement will develop the programme even further.”Click below to share this article