Young people in Plymouth have been getting a head start on college life through a series of activity days at City College Plymouth.
Over half-term, 15 and 16 year olds from schools across the City took part in Taster Week - a week of free sessions giving young people the opportunity to try something new through a variety of hands-on activities. During the event they were able to try out some of the different courses on offer and see for themselves why college is a very different experience to school.
The first Prep Day of the year welcomed students who have already applied to the College. The day gave them a flavour of what they will be studying, as well as a chance to meet and make friends with the other people starting their course in September. A mixture of fun activities and course information, the students received a College certificate for completing the day.
The events involved local employers, who talked to the students about what it’s really like to work in their chosen industry and the career opportunities available.
Jo Williams, Events Officer at the College, said: “These events are a great way to showcase what the College can offer young people, whether they are considering a place or have already applied. It is a wonderful opportunity to get them through the doors to see our fantastic facilities and a feel for what it is like to study professional and technical subjects.
“We are here to help young people gain the skills and attributes to enter the world of work, and our hope is that each session will enable them to get a step closer to making the right choice for their futures.”
To find out about the courses and Apprenticeships available, the College is hosting an Information Drop-in on Wednesday 8 March, 4.30pm to 6.30pm, at Kings Road. To find our more, please visit cityplym.ac.uk/events or call 01752 305300.