27 AUGUST 2018


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Article from BTNews 27 AUGUST 2018

College briefing for minister

Aviation minister Liz Sugg took time out from a quick trip to last week’s Biggin Hill airshow to learn more about proposals for the new London Aerospace & Technology College (LATC) being built at the airport.

The facility is being developed by London South East Colleges (LSEC) in partnership with the Greater London Authority (GLA) and Biggin Hill to deliver apprenticeships, further education, higher education and professional qualifications in aerospace and aviation.

The minister, whose visit was orchestrated by Airlines UK chairman Jane Middleton, was accompanied by the government’s general aviation champion Byron Davies and met LSEC chair Stephen Howlett and principal and CEO Sam Parrett among others.

Parrett said: “We were delighted to have the opportunity to welcome the minister and to explain more about our plans to develop this much-needed specialist training facility.

“The aviation and aerospace industries are growing rapidly and we need the skills to address this demand. A new college at LBHA will not only help to meet this demand but offer exciting career opportunities to young people in and around the area, in turn  supporting the economy.”

(See also ON TOUR in this issue).


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Graham Stephenson, UK/Torquay

The Biggin Hill Initiative in conjunction with the LSEC/GLA is a brilliant project to develop the urgently needed skills for the rapidly developing aerospace sector that will help to keep the UK a leader in this high value sector that is on the verge of very significant development.