New figures released last month showed that UK unemployment had fallen to 1.9 million in the three months to November 2014; its lowest level for more than six years. The South West had the lowest unemployment rate at just 4.4%.
This Saturday, City College Plymouth is throwing open its doors and inviting all those who are interested in starting a university-level course to their College Open Day, from 10.00am to 1.00pm at its Kings Road campus.
Potential students can find out about the range of courses on offer at the College, including its highly successful foundation degrees, higher national certificates and professional qualifications. There will be the opportunity to meet the College staff and students, find out about the support services the College provides for students, and tour the facilities.
International students from China prepare to celebrate the ‘Year of the Goat’ at City College Plymouth.
Students will come together to celebrate the Chinese New Year at a special event at the College’s PL1 Restaurant on Tuesday 10 February.
The New Year Spring Festival is the most important holiday in the Chinese calendar.
City College Plymouth student, Cameron Phillips, has secured an internship with award-winning law firm, Foot Anstey.
20 year old Cameron, from Plymstock, is currently in his second year at College studying business management.
Cameron said: “The course is great. I don’t have any regrets about choosing the College. The modules for the course are exactly what I wanted and the whole College is very warm and supportive, from lecturers to students.
City College Plymouth has reached an impressive employability milestone by placing 500 people into Apprenticeships since September 2014.
The College promises to support young people into employment, to help start their career and to train them so that they will succeed professionally: they have delivered on that promise.
City College Plymouth’s new university-level course guide for 2015/16, showcasing all of their Foundation Degrees and Higher National Certificate courses, is now available.
Foundation Degrees are two year, full-time, degree-level courses which are the equivalent to studying for the first two years of an Honours Degree at university. They can be converted to an honours degree by completing a final year at university. They are designed in collaboration with employers and offer students the opportunity to combine academic study with the skills and attributes needed in the workplace.
City College Plymouth will launch a new Gazelle STEM Centre, a dedicated science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) centre, for young people and businesses in the City.
The launch event, taking place on Tuesday 3 February, will welcome special guest, Councillor Tudor Evans, Leader of Plymouth City Council, who will officially open the centre.
City College Plymouth are inviting all 14 to 16 year olds to ‘have a go’ with some fun and free taster sessions this half term.
From Monday 16 February to Friday 20 February, a week of free taster sessions for Years 10 and 11 will run across both the College’s Kings Road and Goschen campuses. The half day sessions will give young people the chance to find out more about the courses on offer and ‘do it for real’.
City College Plymouth’s well-established business networking event, the Employer Endorsement Scheme Breakfast, will welcome special guest speaker Joanne Anning, CEO of Jeremiah’s Journey, to address the recent controversy surrounding the charity sector.