Centrica Valves Power Students’ Studies

25 November 2016 | College News, Engineering, Automotive & Marine

centrica - donates high pressure valves to College Engineering students

City College Plymouth’s aim to prepare students for the world of work, has been boosted by the donation of equipment from a local power station as part of an on-going partnership.

Centrica Langage Ltd donated high-pressure water valves to the engineering department to give students a taste of industry in the classroom. Based at Langage, Centrica supplies power to homes across the UK.

As an international business, the company ensures its continued success through connections like the one it has with City College. Centrica takes on apprentices across the UK, and is proud to have forged a new partnership in the South West with City College.

With the aid of a fork lift, the huge valves were placed in the engineering workshop where they have been taken apart and used by students for assessments and lectures.

“Here at City College we want to ensure our students are fully equipped for the world of work,” said Sean Gibson, Key Account Manager. “Donations like the valves from Centrica are great in training young people on the type of technology they might use in the future. This is all part of our aim to work with local businesses and prepare the next workforce.”

Mark Barrett, Maintenance Manager at Centrica, said: “Giving students ‘hands-on’ experience is what it is all about. Teaching with current industry equipment gives a depth of knowledge and the skills to jump straight into the world of work after qualifying. We hope these valves will be of great use to City College students.”

For those interested in engineering or a ‘hands-on’ approach to learning, come along to City College’s Course Information Drop-ins on Wednesdays 7 December and 4 January 4.30pm – 6.30pm at Kings Road. Visit our events page or call 01752 305300 for more information.

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