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Aviation Academy set to open doors in 2020

By Warren Wilkins 18th July 2018

Aviation Academy set to open doors in 2020

SPACEPORT Cornwall is set to open up lots of opportunities for young people.

The International Aviation Academy is due to open at RAF St Mawgan in 2020 to help students into careers in the aviation, aerospace and space industries. The world-class aviation training academy will provide links within the aviation industry to local schools, colleges, training providers and universities in a bid to make aviation careers more accessible and address skills shortages within the industry.

Cornwall Spaceport will also benefit Truro and Penwith College’s plans to establish an Institute for Technology. Principal David Walrond said: “The college is delighted with the spaceport announcement.

“It comes as we are on the point of securing significant investment through a £25 million pound bid in partnership with Exeter and Plymouth Universities and South West colleges for an Institute of Technology. This will involve a range of higher-level courses across digital, engineering and manufacturing which align perfectly with the skills needs for the spaceport development.“Over 50% of all Cornwall’s level 3 Science and Mathematics students now attend this college and this spaceport development adds both to their curriculum enrichment and their local career progression opportunities.

“The Institute of Technology bid has support from Goonhilly Earth Station and Watson Marlow who continue to shape the plans for the next stage. Spaceport and Institute of Technology together offer real new potential for education and business to align further in creating high-level training and well paid local Science Technology and Maths employment.”

By Warren Wilkins 18th July 2018

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