Cadet and graduate site visit at our St Columba’s Foxford Innovation Centre

In a continued pursuit of experiential learning, the cadets and graduates at Building Engineering recently explored the cutting-edge St. Columba’s Foxford Innovation Centre site. The visit offered an immersive experience, providing insights into the construction intricacies and innovative educational spaces of the state-of-the-art facility.

A significant investment in the future of education at St. Columba’s College, the Foxford Innovation Centre aligns seamlessly with the best practices in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) education. More than just a building, the center is a dynamic hub designed to foster creativity and cross-disciplinary learning among students and staff.

Graduate Lauren Grech shared her experience, stating, “Exploring the St. Columba’s Foxford Innovation Centre site proved to be an invaluable experience. Tackling accessibility challenges firsthand gave me a genuine appreciation for the complexities of coordination and handling unexpected obstacles. Witnessing the flawless installation of precast panels with the crane underscored our team’s meticulous planning and adaptability in action.”

The day was more than just a field trip; it was an opportunity for cadets and graduates to witness real-world challenges and solutions, equipping them for the dynamic nature of the industry.

Building Engineering’s site manager, Samuel Maughan, emerged as a fountain of knowledge, providing profound insights and practical advice to cadets and graduates. His emphasis on teamwork and collaboration for project success resonated deeply with the cadets and graduates, offering them a glimpse into the qualities essential for thriving in the industry.

Lauren expressed her anticipation for future site visits, “I eagerly anticipate future site visits with our team to further enrich my on-field learning experience.”

The hands-on approach to learning, combined with the wisdom shared by industry professionals, is shaping the cadets and graduates into well-rounded professionals, poised to make a significant impact in their respective fields.

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