Cornwall Space Engineering Apprenticeship with Truro and Penwith College

29th Jul 2021
Cornwall Space Engineering Apprenticeship with Truro and Penwith College

Truro and Penwith College, in close collaboration with Cornwall Spaceport, has recently announced the start of Cornwall space engineering apprenticeships. The new short courses are designed to boost the Cornwall aerospace sector, currently estimated at one billion pounds. The first courses will start in September 2022 and will focus on educating STEM professionals for the rapidly growing space industry.

Space Engineering Apprenticeship Cornwall Spaceport Supports

Training courses development has support from Spaceport Cornwall and Goonhilly Earth Station. Further educational assistance will be granted by several major universities in the UK, including Leicester and Exeter.

The course initiators, Truro and Penwith College, plan to become the second UK provider to offer level 4 Apprenticeship courses. The college may start introducing new courses as soon as this September, but it is unlikely that the college will get a sufficient number of space educational experts until next September.

Once fully launched, the Cornwall space engineering apprenticeship will cover a variety of space-related studies, from space leadership skills and legal regulations to ground station maintenance and space tech monetization.

Spaceport & College Management on Courses Potential

According to Heidi Thiemann, project manager for space engineering apprenticeship Cornwall Spaceport plans to host, the space industry in Cornwall is growing rapidly, which is why it is so important to train new experts who would maintain this growth. Mr. Thiemann adds that Truro and Penwith College will announce course plans in the next few months.

Space Engineering Apprenticeship Cornwall Spaceport plans to host several niche studies, such as artificial intelligence, precision manufacturing, and Earth observation. These new space jobs are expected to be in high demand as the UK space industry grows.

Aside from Space Engineering Apprenticeship Cornwall Spaceport is getting ready for its first orbital satellite launch that should create over 100 new job opportunities in the area.

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