During the last week we have been running our Easter taster sessions which include bringing our prospective students in for some hands-on experience in a variety of engineering fields to give them a little insight before their start in September.
During four sessions these students got to take part in some activities in our mechanical, electrical and welding workshops. The sessions began with a talk from NETA’s Head of Department David Laycock, who spoke to the students about the importance of health and safety at NETA and measured them up for their personal protective equipment (PPE).
The students were then split off into small groups where they rotated around the three workshops. Our instructor Colin showed the students some basic hand-fitting exercises in the mechanical workshop.
In the welding workshop the students met instructor Paul who taught them about oxy acetylene and let them have a go at some basic welds in the welding bays.
In the electrical workshop the students were greeted by instructor Dave who taught them how to wire a plug.
The feedback we received from the sessions was fantastic with a 100% overall satisfaction rate. One student said: “We got to have a go at stuff I wouldn’t usually do.” Whilst another said: “All the staff are helpful.”
And not only did the students walk away with extra knowledge, hands-on experience and an overall great day they were also lucky enough to get a free Easter egg… and they were EGG-SCELLENT!
If you are interested in starting at NETA in September, don’t forget to come along to our next open evening on Thursday 9th May between 5:30-7:30pm. We also have our NETA Family Fun Day on Saturday 20th July that you will not want to miss, so bring your family and friends down for a fantastic day!