COMMENT - A Royal approval

The opening of Wigan’s University Technical College caps off a glorious year for youth development in Wigan.

In the space of 100 yards, there’s Wigan and Leigh College, Wigan Youth Zone and now this fantastic academy.

Once again there was also a highly recognised visitor in Prince Edward.

The Royal tour was a huge success and it’s clear the Earl of Wessex was hugely impressed by the facility.

But then, it’s really hard not to be. The UTC provides a unique alternative to further education and a pathway into work.