Oliver visited the Elstree UTC in Borehamwood to meet with Headteacher, Moira Green, and to catch up on the progress of the technical college. The new UTC was established in 2013 and has an impressive list of supporters, not least its famous namesake Elstree Studios.
The college offers a broad range of courses focusing on technical skills, trades, crafts and technologies that support the entertainment, film, television, theatre and digital communication industries. These vibrant industries face an acute skills shortage, a problem that Elstree UTC is looking to solve.
Oliver said of Elstree UTC:
"I have enjoyed seeing the college's impressive facilities. This is a great example of a local college and community working together, giving children a good general education and the skills that our thriving local entertainment industry needs".