Southern Regional College hosted a group of German students from Europa-Berufsschule Weiden, an educational college in the city of Weiden, Bavaria, Germany. The visiting group consisted of 6 members of the engineering staff and 10 engineering students. The group spent two-weeks at SRC and gained an insight into the School of Construction and Engineering and had the opportunity to visit engineering firms and speak to local employers. SRC’s External Funding and International Affairs Department have a long standing partnership with Europa-Berufsschule Weiden who have themselves hosted staff and students from SRC.
Erasmus+ funded the German visitors and is the European Union’s programme for Education, Training, Youth and Sport. The EU has committed £12 billion to the programme between 2014 and 2020. SRC has secured over €600,000 for new Erasmus+ projects which are managed by the College’s External Funding and International Affairs Team.