Wednesday 30 May 2012
Civil engineering learners from Forth Valley College swapped expertise with their French counterparts following a recent study visit.
Twenty three students from the Lycee Carriat in France spent a half day at the Falkirk Campus in May.
They linked up with learners on the HND Civil Engineering programme to undertake a land surveying exercise and a structure building challenge.
This is the third time, the Lycee Carriat has arranged for their students to visit the college and it is hoped it will become an annual event.
Jim Hughes, Depute Head of the Construction Department said: “It’s really valuable to have our civil engineering students interact with the French visitors. Both parties benefit as they find out more about civil engineering in another country. Having an awareness of different perspectives is really invaluable especially when moving into the workplace.
“The visit this year has went really well and we’ve build a good relationship with the French school. We’d like to do this annually and also hopefully get a visit out to France too although this is something we’ll need to explore.”
Melodie Messier, one of the French learners said: “It was nice to come here and meet the Forth Valley College students. The activities were really interesting and enjoyable.”