Aviation Skills Partnership say that they were honoured and delighted to receive Prime Minister Theresa May at the International Aviation Academy – Norwich, a couple of weeks into the general election campaign. The visit enabled ASP and partners Norse Group, KLM UK Engineering, City College Norwich and University of East Anglia to showcase the facility and allowed the Prime Minister to meet students and aspiring aviators.
Simon Witts, Chief Executive of Aviation Skills Partnership said:
“It was a real honour and privilege to be able to introduce the Prime Minister to the first of its type facility in the world. We are proud of the role that this Norfolk County Council/New Anglia LEP funded building will fill in allowing students from all walks of life to access a career in an industry that has fulfilled all of my ambitions. The PM was able to meet students in the various stages of training and we were able to showcase the place that the aviation industry has on the world stage alongside aerospace. We were also able to place Aviation as a key pillar in the new Industrial Strategy. When I created ASP in 2013, I couldn’t have hoped for a better marker of the progress that all of our partners have made in creating real futures in such a great industry. Through our Aviation Pathways and programmes, Academies and hubs, the future is bright for aviation and we are proud to be playing a small part in its success. We have ambitious national and international plans and the event enables us to confidently take the next steps in fulfilling our strategy as set down on our Aviation Skills Manifesto”.