Twenty-five Exeter College students based at the Future Skills Centre returned to the UK on Sunday 3rd July after spending 14 days experiencing university life in the USA and participating in core learning activities linked to aviation.
Exeter College is delighted to have secured government funding to be able to offer students studying the National Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering the chance to learn at a world-leading university in Florida.
Ron Garriga, Office of Business Development and Professional Education at Embry Riddle said: “Spending time with the Exeter College students over the past two weeks has been such a pleasure. They are engaging, eager to learn, and extremely kind and respectful. These aviation enthusiasts will be a viable asset to their communities in the workforce of aerospace and aviation”.
Students got to experience campus life and attend workshops from world-class aviation teachers, global leaders in their profession, and learn specific skills and knowledge in drone technology, alternative fuels and future flight technologies.
The experience will improve their employability and career prospects, having developed their skill set in an aeronautical industry placement.
Director of Apprenticeships and Employer Engagement at Exeter College, Mike Blakeley said:
“Exeter College strives to give our students the best opportunities to learn and thrive on their chosen course. Our link with Embry Riddle is a fantastic example of exceptional learning without boundaries. Those who participated have learnt from the world’s best aviation university and will apply those skills as they progress into industry from our Future Skills Centre at Exeter Airport”.