Careers days match students with potential employers

A series of Industry Careers Days has been organised by Nelson and Colne College to inspire students studying vocational subjects to meet with local employers.

Students met with potential future employers and heard from motivational speakers, as well as gaining guidance on topics such as Higher Education options, developing a portfolio, building and improve employability and CV and interview skills.

Morag Davis, assistant principal for technical curriculum, said: “Our very first Industry Careers Days were designed to inspire our students right across our technical curriculum areas to explore the world of opportunities that exist beyond post-18 education, encourage them to engage with the large numbers of employers invited and to really think about their future employment, further education or volunteering aspirations. “The days were also a fantastic chance for the college to develop and grow its already strong links with a broad range of employers and industry sectors, particularly ahead of the introduction of T Levels from 2021, where each students’ qualification will include a minimum of 45 days of work placement with an employer. I would like to thank all of the employers who have supported the events and contributed to their tremendous success.”

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