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.
City College Plymouth invite you to join them for their Open Day, 10.00am to 1.00pm on Saturday 7 February at their Kings Road campus.
Whether you are a young person who wants a different experience from school, are unemployed or are looking for your next step; or you are someone who is hoping to improve your career prospects, change direction or return to work, then this open day is for you.
Julie McLean, Director of Work-based Learning and School Partnerships at City College Plymouth, has been awarded an MBE in the New Year’s honours list for services to education.
Phil Davies, Principal & Chief Executive of City College Plymouth, said:
Education Secretary, Nicky Morgan MP, has announced the creation of a new careers and enterprise company for schools, which aims to transform the provision of careers education and advice for young people and inspire them to explore the opportunities offered by the world of work.
The new company is part of the government’s aim that schools, colleges and employers should work in partnership to spread outstanding careers advice, guidance and inspiration to every young person across the country, regardless of their background or location.