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Aeronautical students boosted by major investment

11 October 2018

Solihull College and University Centre welcomed a number of leading political figures to view their advanced aeronautical provision at the college.

James Brokenshire, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands and Caroline Spelman, Member of Parliament for Meriden visited the Woodlands Campus at the college.

Students and staff showcased a number of projects, including the 3D printing capabilities at the college, their flight simulator experience and other aviation and aeronautical facilities at the campus. 

The college invested over £2.5 million into the facilities at the Woodlands Campus.  The investment was supported by the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership and was opened by Ms Spelman in 2016.

Mr Street said: “I was very impressed with the aviation capabilities I saw at Solihull College & University Centre.

“James and I were able to explore the hangar, talk to students who were passionate about their studies and enjoy a simulator experience.

“The future for aeronautical students looks bright at the College and I look forward to hearing about the success stories in the future.”

Pictured: Andy Street (second on the left), James Brokenshire and Caroline Spelmen (centre left and second from the right) with students inspecting the stimulator at the college

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