Councillors and Industry Leaders Discover Emerging Technology

Local Councillors from Rushmoor and Hart, and local industry leaders, have visited the College’s Emerging Technology Centre (ETC) to discover how drones are being used in various industries.

The College’s new ETC facility is being developed to provide students with access to drones, robotics, mixed realities and 3D printing technologies.

The new facility will give students from all areas of the College access to the latest technology required by the sector and type of employer they are training towards. For example, drone technology will give media students the chance to use the latest airborne technology alongside traditional cameras, while construction students could be using the same technology for surveying.

The visits began with an introduction to drones by Ray Faulkner, Managing Director of iRed, before guests went on to enjoy a Christmas dinner in the College’s Gallery restaurant, which is run by catering students.

Principal CEO Virginia Barrett said: “We welcome visits from our local Councillors and industry leaders as their feedback into the development of the College is crucial for us in preparing young people for their careers. The Emerging Technology Centre is a fantastic example of where this has happened and we look forward to welcoming more visitors and students to it in 2020.”

Councillors from Rushmoor

Councillors from Hart

Industry leaders visiting the Emerging Technology Centre

Principal CEO Virginia Barrett

Managing Director of iRed, Ray Faulkner

Christmas Dinner at the Gallery Restaurant

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