On a recent trip to London, travel and tourism students from City College Plymouth had the opportunity to visit the British Airways Cabin Crew training centre.
A total of 15 students, who are aged between 16 and 20 and studying a diploma to become the next generation of air cabin crew, spent an action-packed day at the Centre getting a taste of what safety training cabin crew undertake before they can fly.
City College Plymouth has won two Gold Awards at the 2015 South West Fairtrade Business Awards.
The College won a Gold Award for Best Fairtrade University or College and was the only college to be recognised in this category. General Manager for the College’s catering supplier Aramark, Mark Jones, also received a Gold Award in the Best Fairtrade Advocate category.
During half term, 14 to 16 year olds had a taste of the college life with City College Plymouth’s week of free taster sessions for Years 10 and 11.
City College Plymouth will be offering a course information drop-in event to help young people to find the path which is right for them and support those looking to retrain to get the skills required for their career change.
A report from the Local Government Association (LGA) suggests that better careers advice is needed to prevent young people from disengaging with education and training. It estimates that the teenage dropout rate costs the country £814m per year.
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.