Derby UTC appoints new executive principal

John Ferguson

Derby Manufacturing University Technical College (UTC) has appointed John Ferguson as its new executive principal.

Ferguson, who brings 30 years’ experience in the education sector to the role, plans to ensure that all students are highly employable by the time they leave the institution.

Looking forward to his third UTC principalship, Ferguson said: “As a committed professional, I am passionate about education and, in particular, that provided by University Technical Colleges, which offer a broad curriculum that combines and academic education with technical and practical learning backed by both the University and local employers.

“It is our aim that students of Derby Manufacturing UTC will be confident, well-rounded and articulate. Their ability to work both independently and as team members combined with their creative and dynamic attitude towards working and learning, will ensure they are both highly employable and successful in obtaining places at universities or with employers of their choice”.