The £8m centre, which has been designed by Maber Architects, will open in September 2015 for the first intake of students in years 10 and 12. It is geared to providing young people with the skills needed in engineering and manufacturing, including the rail industry.
The UTC will have capacity for up to 600 people aged 14 to 19. They will study core GCSEs, A levels and engineering qualifications enhanced by project based learning, work placements, employer site visits and industry expert lectures.
Derby Manufacturing UTC is a partnership between Derby College, the University of Derby, Rolls-Royce Plc, Bombardier, Toyota Motor Manufacturing (UK) Ltd, Derby City Council and a wide range of supply chain employers working in local manufacturing and engineering.
It is one of 50 new UTCs being developed across the country to fill skills gaps in industry.