Year 13 BTEC students visit Xiscad Training

As part of their Btec course year 13 pupils undertake a Networking unit.  This unit explores the internet, the software and hardware associated with internet connection and the creation of a Local Area Network and associated devices.  They are expected to research and document various equipment and also to independently create, connect and test the system.

Myself and 8 6th Form pupils visited Xiscad Training in Sunderland where the CEO Steve Car, was professional, welcoming and a pleasure to meet.  He made the pupils feel at ease and the whole afternoon was well planned, resourced and met the criteria for the unit perfectly.

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The pupils were given resources to take away, and also introduced to various parts of the business.  They were shown the state of the art facilities and even had a chance to see what it would be like to be an apprentice.

Thank you to Xiscad and a huge thank you to all the staff who made the afternoon thoroughly enjoyable and rewarding.

Mr Hope