Manchester Airport to open new on-site education center

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Manchester Airports Group (MAG) is set to open a new on-site education center at Manchester Airport to enable local children to find out more about how an airport works.

Aerozone is part of an initiative by MAG to connect its airports with the local communities. Aerozones are on-site facilities offering local children aged 4 to 18 the opportunity to find out more about airport operations and the careers opportunities on offer.

The new Aerozone at Manchester, which will be situated at the heart of the airport, is part of MAG’s ‘MAG Connect’ initiative. The initiative also includes on-site further education colleges, along with partnerships with job centers and skills academies, which together aim to equip communities with the skills to take key jobs at airports.

Neil Robinson, CSR director at MAG, said, “As we look to the year ahead, we are more determined than ever to ensure that the benefits of MAG’s success are shared and I am proud of the way that we play our part in providing ‘opportunities for all’, particularly where there are areas of inequality and deprivation around our airports. That is why we are extending our successful Aerozone concept to Manchester.”

MAG’s Aerozones are staffed by educational professionals, and give children relevant education to help them in their studies and also, for older children, give tailored careers inspiration to encourage them to think about careers on offer at their local airport as they consider their further education choices.

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