Future engineers at Cronton Sixth Form have had an inspirational trip to San Francisco and the famous Silicon Valley; the global centre for technology and innovation and a fascinating destination for technology students.
Over seven exciting days, the engineering students were given a once in a lifetime chance to visit the home of tech giants including Apple, Google and Intel, as well as many of the small start-up companies taking advantage of the inspirational area. The students also took advantage of their spare time; taking in the fascinating sights with a breath-taking trip to the famous Golden Gate Bridge and the famous Pier 39 at Fisherman’s Wharf. They visited Union Square, one of the world’s most premier shopping districts and experimented different cuisines at San Francisco’s iconic Chinatown.
Katie Peacock, Engineering Tutor at Cronton Sixth Form College said, “San Francisco was a fantastic and inspirational trip. The weather was perfect on the day we went to visit the Golden Gate Bridge and seeing the fantastic engineering that went into the build was an unforgettable moment.
“One of the educational highlights of the trip was an Autodesk Gallery Workshop, this provided the students with an opportunity to relate their knowledge of computer design software, Fusion 360 into industry practice throughout the workshop. They also enjoyed experiencing the latest augmented reality technologies and software.
“We are now looking forward to planning the next trip to San Francisco in the future.”