UK’s premier international aerospace training institute welcomes first cohort of students to International Bomber Command Center
The UK’s premier international aviation and space training institute, IASTI Newark, on Monday welcomed its first cohort of students in a ceremony at the International Bomber Command Center.
Newark’s new students were enrolled by Air Commodore Simon Harper in the presence of industry partners, local dignitaries and college officials.
The IASTI, which still accepts people who want to move up from sixth grade to flight and engineering studies, today started online courses with experts from Boeing.
Lincoln College Group Managing Director Gary Headland said: “Every once in a while in our careers we are part of something really special. The Newark International Institute for Aviation and Space Training is one of those things.
“This will create incredible career opportunities in the aviation and space industry that people might not have thought of because they thought they were not able or good enough to access. to these programs.
“The aviation industry will recover quickly and will need a lot of people with the right knowledge, skills and mindset. This is where the new institute comes in.
“It’s not a skills factory. It is an educational experience combining high quality education and skills development with exceptional enrichment activities specific to the sector.
“Our students will be extraordinarily well prepared to land great roles in these exciting industries and to excel in these roles.”
IASTI Newark is a collaboration between Lincoln College Group, Aviation 360, Newark and Sherwood District Council and the Royal Air Force, with support from East Midlands Airport, Inzpire and the National Space Center.
This was made possible by a multimillion-pound investment from the government’s Towns Fund initiative, which will see state-of-the-art premises built on the outskirts of Newark in 2023.
Until then, students will learn in specialized facilities on the Newark College campus, where they will receive hands-on training with the latest equipment from expert tutors.
IASTI Newark Director Tom Marsden said: “Today has been a wonderful start for our students with us. It has helped them understand the expectations of our employers and the exciting careers they are working towards.
“It is not too late to join us this year, so if you are considering a career in aviation, please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your options.
Emily Evans is studying on the pilot course.
She said: “I really enjoyed today. It is clear to me that I am on the right path to achieving the career I want. I like the course so far. I made some great friends and even now know that we will all stay in touch as we enter the industry together.
Her classmate, Layla Binns, said: “Today my horizons have really been broadened. It was so nice to mingle with people who share my dreams and aspirations.