Carole Vorderman Opens Aviation Academy Norwich
Aviation Academy Norwich – £12m International Training Facility is Unveiled
TV Celebrity Carol Vorderman, star of Countdown, I’m a Celebrity contestant and renowned mathematician, officially opened Norwich’s £12m International Aviation Academy Norwich on 5th August 2017. Ms Vorderman, herself an experienced pilot and honorary ambassador group captain with the Air Cadets, attended as guest of honour to perform the official ribbon cutting and plaque unveiling to mark the opening of the International Aviation Academy Norwich. She was accompanied by the cadets’ commandant, Commodore Dawn McCafferty.
The Aviation Academy is the first in the country to create a ‘real world’ learning environment that includes full size, working aircraft. It offers a broad education and skills training in aviation, raising the standards of learning using innovative teaching techniques. The Training Academy provides excellent opportunities for local young people and for Aviation Businesses seeking to employee the talents of students trained to the highest standards in the industry.
One of the mainstream programmes within the Academy will see up to 80 new aviation engineers being trained per year, they will start training at the age of 16. Across this and other courses, ASP expect a typical year to see 450 people being trained for local, national and international aviation jobs. The academy will also connect with local schools, colleges and universities, creating opportunities for children as young as eight to link with the academy. They will be taught on the site of a former Second World War aircraft hangar at the airport where a full-size Boeing 737 has been housed so that students can hone their skills.
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