Students ‘Sub-tract’ Knowledge

10 October 2017 | Business & Enterprise, College News, Hospitality & Catering, Travel & Tourism

What do sandwiches have to do with maths and English? City College students found out when the College teamed up with customer service company, Aramark, and popular sandwich franchise, Subway, to run a series of workshops for students focused on maths and English.

Hospitality, business and tourism students were set a series of challenges to demonstrate the relevance of maths and English within the industries they are studying. The students were asked to design a floor plan for a Subway store, develop staffing plans and rotas, build their own sandwich and work out the costs.

“These workshops were a unique opportunity for our students to learn about the importance of English and maths within the workplace,” said Teresa Gardner, College Director of Business, Hospitality, Care and Lifestyle. “This event was about making students aware of how we use maths and English in our everyday lives, and how these skills are something employers look for when hiring. These workshops were designed to show them how to communicate effectively and problem solve.”

Kate Holder, Director of Operations at Aramark, said: “We are delighted to be partnering with the College to help enrich the student curriculum and enhance the importance of maths and English in the workplace. No matter what role or pathway these students take, the skills they have learnt today will be relevant in all industries.”

These workshops were the first of their kind to be tested at the College and have proven to be a great success, with talk of rolling them out across all curriculum areas.

For anyone looking to get ahead at work, try an entirely new field altogether, or learn more about a topic of interest, the College is holding an Open Day at Kings Road on Saturday 4 November between 10.00am and 1.00pm. Visit cityplym.ac.uk/events or call 01752 305300 for more information.

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