The Turing Scheme
The Turing Scheme is a new UK government funding programme to enable students to participate in international study and work placements abroad. Turing provides a range of exciting opportunities for our students across the world, with grants available now. For additional information, please see the Turing Scheme website.
What can I do through Turing?
Turing will financially support students at South West College to study or gain work experience abroad for a duration of 3 weeks.
Where can I go?
South West College students with a passion for sustainability have the opportunity to travel to Pittsburgh or Toronto this summer, to attend one of two elite programmes on High Performance Building Design delivered by world-class experts in sustainable construction.
Two funded programmes are currently open for applications:
- Penn State University, Pittsburgh, USA (May 30th – June 17th 2022)
- Humber College, Toronto, Canada (July 2nd – July 22nd 2022)
Both programmes will combine theory and practice, providing hands-on experience to learn about the latest developments in environmental construction through some of the world’s most renowned construction projects.
Why take part?
Students will experience first-hand the world-class environmental practices being implemented in Pittsburgh or Toronto in their efforts to fight climate change. Programmes will be delivered by a team of high-performance building specialists and supported by a range of industry speakers and field trips to support any classroom learning. Following the programme, students will be primed for the Passive House tradesperson accreditation, an internationally recognised qualification that could open-up global career opportunities.