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North East Futures UTC Mentoring - Dylan McKee

Nebula Labs’ co-founder Dylan Mckee has volunteered to mentor students at an innovative new University Technology College (UTC). The North East Futures UTC is a unique new school set to open on Stephenson Quarter in Newcastle City Centre this September. It aims to boost growth in the North East and tackle the region’s skills shortage by working with employers to deliver a pool of ‘work-ready’ young people into the North East’s economy. It will achieve this by equpping students with more than just traditional GSCEs and A-levels: the school’s specialist curriculum is also designed to teach students how to conduct themselves in a professional environment. Students will be required to wear business dress and work eight-and-a-half-hour days, as they would in a real-life work environment. They will also benefit from “hands-on” experience, with support and mentoring from industry professionals in the North East. Nebula Labs will join other firms in the region such as Accenture in offering students support, specialist advice and words of wisdom. 

“take more risks and be more bold”

Dylan Mckee

Dylan praised students enrolling at the UTC for their bold decision to take this specialised route rather than enrolling in a more conventional college and encouraged students to “take more risks and be more bold”. Although he enjoyed school, Dylan explained that in hindsight, it was mainly a means of getting into further education. Since starting his mobile app and web development firm last year, Dylan advised he no longer uses many of the skills he acquired at school in his day-to-day life. Clearly North East Futures will help students with a passion for technology akin to Dylan’s acquire life long skills and boost growth in the North East tech sector.   

Charlotte Hughes
Charlotte Hughes
Copywriter at Nebula Labs.

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