Comic Relief 2019

Are you fundraising for Comic Relief 2019? The JCB Academy will be doing various fundraising activities. Learners and staff can wear their own ‘red themed’ clothes, we are having a bake sale and competitions including guess the staff member from a selection of childhood photos.

World Book Day

It’s World Book Day and our staff are participating along with our learners.

Australia Exchange 2019 – Day 4

A few very interesting days! From working in the automotive workshop at St Patrick’s technical college, trying some welding and putting cars on hoists. To sitting in the Holdon Monaro at MTA, which we will see racing at the Calipso tomorrow. We are getting truly spoiled by St Patrick’s.

India Engineering Trip 2019 – Day 4

Today we visited the JCB Indian Headquarters at Ballabgarh where we were welcomed in the traditional Indian way with a flower garland and bindi. We were treated to a presentation about JCB India and then went on a tour of the plant touring the backhoe assembly line, power train line and the engine line. It was fascinating to see the …

India Engineering Trip 2019 – Day 3

Another great day in Pune this time looking around the fabrications plant and then heavy products. We saw all of the different types of manufacturing methods that are used to make these fantastic machines. Unfortunately we were not allowed to take any photos within the facilities so I managed to get another group photo with the JCB representatives who had …

India Engineering Trip 2019 – Day 2

After an early start we took a domestic flight from New Delhi to Pune and headed for the JCB Engineering Design Centre which is located on the outskirts of Pune. After lunch in the JCB cafeteria with a beautiful vista we were the introduced to the Engineering staff from the facility. We had talks from the following teams: Industrial Design …

India Engineering Trip 2019 – Day 1

So after landing in Delhi around lunchtime we went to the ITC Sheraton Hotel where we were staying for the night. We freshened up, had our lunch then it was out to see the sights and sounds of New Delhi. We went to the home of the President where we were privileged to be invited to watch the changing of …

Australia Exchange 2019 – Day 4

A school with a difference! We’ve been enjoying a couple of days shadowing the students at St Patrick’s technical college. The wonderful catering and hospitality department let us join in with a tour of the local food market, treating us to cheese and meat tasting and teaching us about the local seasonal foods. The fresh juice bar was a big …

Australia Exchange 2019 – Day 2

What a fantastic place! St Patrick’s technical have been incredibly welcoming. They gave us a very interesting tour of their school. We saw how they manage to secure apprenticeships for the majority of their students before they even finish school by teaching them a wide range of practical skills in hospitality, plumbing, electronics and automotive and so much more. A …