Aviation Skills Partnership signs agreement with Doncaster College

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Aviation Skills Partnership (ASP) and Doncaster College & University Centre have reached an agreement to work together to develop new aviation pathways and skills initiatives.

Under the Aviation Skills Navigator partnership, Doncaster College & University Centre will work with ASP and its partners to adopt and customise selected Aviation Skills Partnership pathways to feed people into the aviation industry within six areas: professional pilot, air traffic control, airport operations, operations, cabin crew and aircraft engineering.

The agreement follows the announcement in February 2015 of a plan by Aviation Skills Partnership and its partners, the Vulcan to the Sky Trust, to create the Vulcan Aviation Academy & Heritage Centre at Doncaster Sheffield Airport honouring the flying life of the iconic Vulcan and inspiring a new generation of aviation professionals.

Marking the signature of the Agreement, Principal and Chief Executive of Doncaster College & University Centre, George Trow, said, “This exciting opportunity for students in Doncaster is really important for the town. Students will benefit from the involvement of the College and the Aviation Skills Navigator Partnership. The expertise of the partners and the outstanding facilities on offer will ensure students are well equipped for the future and existing job opportunities in this fast moving industry. This will improve the local skills base and raise aspiration.”

Simon Witts, Founder and Chief Executive of ASP said “I am immensely proud that we have a new partner in this important part of the country with a rich aviation heritage. To be able to bring new opportunities to young and aspiring people is exactly what ASP has set out to do in this area of the organisation and I congratulate Doncaster College for its foresight and vision in seizing the opportunity. I look forward to working with the team to turn dreams into reality.”