TECHCITYINSIDER100: In October, the Duke of York officially opened Hackney University Technical College – the first in London – offering students aged 14-19 free vocational education in digital and health technologies. Students, who have left schools across London to attend, should end up qualified for tech careers. The £3.8 million industry-backed facility addresses the skills shortage in Tech City and beyond. The college principal is Annie Blackmore. Interview by Julian Blake.
Principal, Hackney University Technical College
London’s first UTC, offering 14-19 year-olds specialist education linked to local industry.
Vice principal, Bridge Academy, Hackney
Part of set-up team at music and maths academy.
14-19 advisor, Learning Trust