As we enter a new decade and a new term, we have much to celebrate, as you’ll see below from the many exciting and varied experiences that our CECAMM learners took part in during the Autumn.
Engagement with local and south coast businesses remains very strong as we look to explore the current and future needs of industry. Ever-mindful of new technologies in engineering and advanced manufacturing, various Island and regional meetings are being held to establish what skills, knowledge and experiences will be most desirable in the future.
Importantly, we continue to receive a steady flow of enquiries around potential apprenticeships from Island companies, as well as building stronger relations with a number of Universities who offer engineering degrees. Consequently we continue to develop our offer and appeal to all. Our next big event is our Open Day on Saturday 1st February, 10am - 2pm.
This is a great opportunity to come in and meet the team. Don’t hesitate to bring the family, anyone you know who wants to see inside our state-of-the-art facility or may has an interest in exploring our extensive range of engineering in mechanical, marine; electronics; boat-building and composite training courses. We’d love to see new faces, current students and community members. All will be welcomed!
Former student Ryan Kimber won the Association of Colleges Adult Student of the Year Award in November, following achieving Pearson’s BTEC Engineering Student of the Year in July and received an Award from the High Sheriff of the Isle of Wight in March.
We’re impressed by the students who have found their work experience and industry placements themselves.
Importantly, If you have not been out on placement yet, please research companies that interest you and let Martin or Arielle know as soon as possible, so we can help you. This is a such a valuable and worthwhile part of your course.
Students have had many exciting opportunities during the first Semester of 2019-20.
Some of our Level 3 BTEC students were lucky enough to visit the BAE Systems, Cowes site and experience various demonstrations and careers advice from senior members of the team.
Engineering Lecturer Charlie viewed the Transit of Venus in November with a group of apprentices.
Our Level 3 Craft Group attended the Royal Yacht Squadron Careers Fayre.