A-Level and GSCE Design and Technology students from Trinity School have been visiting Newbury College over the past few weeks to explore the exciting world of engineering.
The Engineering Workshops and Solutions Lab at Newbury College forms part of the development of the University Centre (UCN) which launches in September 2020 and will focus on inspiring new generations of engineers through higher education programmes and degrees.
Mr Carl Thompson, Design & Technology Technician (D&T), Trinity School, commented This is an incredible opportunity for our students to see the choices of learning available to them. Hearing about current Newbury College students that are applying their learning while achieving their Degree for well known companies is really aspirational.
Led by the College's highly-skilled and experienced tutors, the Trinity students were enthralled and engaged in the exciting range of hands-on activities that form the practical basis of vocational education programmes. Proudly producing machined pieces and stamped nameplates, the students left Newbury College with more than just memories and aspirations for their future careers.
Lily Canning, Year 8 D&T Student, said We learnt how to use the machines and there were lots of new and different things for us to see and learn. It was really fun!
Newbury College has been providing engineering courses for over 70 years, including a wide range of apprenticeship programmes that support local employers to develop new talent and more recently a degree programme in partnership with Buckinghamshire New University. The College is working with its university partners, local employers and local schools to increase the career opportunities available in engineering and other subject areas through the launch of UCN (University Centre Newbury).
Jo Houghton, Director of Business and Partnerships, said We are delighted to be welcoming Trinity School and their students to explore the technical and professional options available to them. It is fantastic to be able to work together at every level of education, ensuring that all students get to explore the career pathways available to them.