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Future BMet aviation student wins iPad and college tour via virtual open day

An aviation enthusiast is flying high after winning an iPad and personal college tour, after attending a virtual BMet open event.

Izzy, who is an aspiring pilot, was randomly selected as the winner after entering a competition that was part of the event process.

The virtual experiences have been taking place throughout the year to showcase a range of school leaver and adult learning courses across BMet’s James Watt, Matthew Boulton and Sutton Coldfield colleges, since the Covid-19 lockdown periods began.

By attending the open events, prospective students had a unique and interactive opportunity to find out about BMet colleges, speak with curriculum teams and put questions to friendly student experience teams.

Izzy however had an extra special experience.  As a competition winner, she gained a unique face-to -face insight into Sutton Coldfield College (where she is planning to study this September) and won a brand-new iPad.

Among other things, she had the chance to view the travel and tourism department, which includes a specially designed mock aircraft cabin which students use as part of their course.

Speaking of her opportunity, Izzy said: “I found the open event really helpful but having the tour and meeting the aviation tutor and Vice Principal, made me feel sure that I had made the right decision to study at the college. Winning the iPad was an added bonus!

“I plan to study aviation for two years and use that to help me towards my career of becoming a commercial airline pilot.”

The college-wide open events are a great opportunity for school leavers, parents and adults to find out about the range of career pathways available by studying at BMet.

Each of the colleges showcase their specialisms, including:  A levels, Art and Design, Business, Construction, Computing, Creative Arts and Media, Dental, Early Years, Engineering, Health and Social Care, Law, Performing Arts, Uniformed Public Services, Science, Sport and Travel and Tourism.  BMet also offers Maths, English and Foundation Learning courses. Apprenticeship programmes and university-level options are available too.

Anna Jackson, Vice Principal at BMet’s Sutton Coldfield College, said: “It is always a valuable opportunity for prospective students to find out about our colleges, and our online events have proven to be an invaluable way of gaining a unique virtual experience.

“Meeting Izzy was fantastic, and we feel sure that after starting an aviation course with us, she will be able to realise her dreams of becoming a pilot.”

You can find out more here about BMet’s travel and tourism courses.

Save the date on Saturday 26th June when BMet is planning to open its doors for the final open event of the year – subject to Covid-19 restrictions being lifted.   Watch this space!

Please also visit the events page to find out about other future events.


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