As part of the Lincoln College Group, the Air and Space Institute celebrated its extraordinary students at the annual Further Education Awards Ceremony this week.
We are thrilled that two exceptional students from the ASI Civil and Military & Defence pathways have received awards in recognition of their commitment to education.
Ross Tarnowski, Assistant Principal at the Lincoln College group, leading the Air & Space Institute and Engineering, said: “We are thankful to celebrate our students on such an occasion. Since our establishment, it has been an absolute delight to witness the remarkable journeys of these individuals unfold, all thanks to the incredible opportunities available here at ASI."
Councillor Matthew Spoors, Portfolio Holder for Sustainable Economic Development at Newark and Sherwood District Council, said: “We’re proud to be one of the sponsors for the Annual Lincoln College Awards and even more delighted to be the sole sponsor for the ASI Civil Award.
“The ASI really is creating a work-ready workforce able to meet the needs and challenges of employers. Students have been given a wide range of training opportunities setting students on a pathway to skilled, well-paid jobs in the civil and military aviation and engineering industries.
“It’s always pleasing to see students at the ASI achieve impressive things and knowing they have done so in our district is an amazing feeling. There are not many places across the UK where students can get hands-on experience spending part of their learning on a real-life full-size Airbus. I’m delighted that local people have the opportunity to train here.”
ASI Military & Defence Award winner Elizabeth Bedells is studying Level 3 Engineering at ASI. From the start of her journey with us at ASI, Elizabeth has demonstrated enthusiasm and courage, whilst her confidence has developed throughout the course - striving to push herself to meet challenges with endless bounds of motivation achieving consistent high scores in her assessments.
Elizabeth is recovering from an unfortunate accident, which has limited her career choices. However, despite her medical limitations she has fully committed to the course and is an inspiration. Through her own determination Elizabeth actively explored the variety of career options available and is hoping to secure an apprenticeship in aviation engineering.
Level 3 Pilot student Cody Harrison recipient of the ASI Civil Award has exhibited an exceptional dedication to his studies. His deep passion for aviation drives him to explore airports, airlines, and even embark on day trips to places like Majorca, where he can fully immerse himself in the world of aircraft flight and aviation.
Cody's passion has empowered him to support his peers in their own learning journeys. He readily offers guidance and encouragement, even in a classroom setting, where he adeptly simplifies complex concepts and adjusts his language to suit and assist others.
Every year, we have the privilege of hearing from a remarkable former student who has used their training to achieve a fulfilling and exhilarating career. This year, we were inspired by Emily Evans, an ASI graduate from our inaugural cohort of pilot students, as she shared her incredible learner journey.
Emily Evans, Alumni ASI student and Cadet Search and Rescue Pilot at Bristow Group, said: “ASI taught me the fundamental skills and knowledge that have been essential to my success. ASI's commitment to excellence and their dedication to nurturing aspiring aviators like me, has been nothing short of remarkable.
“Whilst at ASI, I applied to the Bristow Cadet programme to become a Search and Rescue helicopter pilot. ASI helped me realise that my dream wasn’t beyond my reach and that with unwavering determination and the right support, my dream could become reality. And that it did.
“Standing here today, as a Cadet Search and Rescue pilot, I would like to remind you that hard work does pay off. Your path is individual to you, it will never be the same as someone else’s so don’t be afraid to do what is right for you and to achieve your goals. Always have high aspirations, and it is okay to change those along your journey.”
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“Standing here today, as a Cadet Search and Rescue pilot, I would like to remind you that hard work does pay off. Your path is individual to you, it will never be the same as someone else’s so don’t be afraid to do what is right for you and to achieve your goals. Always have high aspirations, and it is okay to change those along your journey.” - Emily Evans, Alumni ASI student and Cadet Search and Rescue Pilot at Bristow Group, said:
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