Success cannot always be measured by the results at the end of a course, that often is an accumulation of a series of events during the learner’s journey. Obstacles and challenge have to be overcome; fears have to be faced and motivation by coaches and tutors keep the learner on track to reach their destination.
None more so than for young North Shropshire College (NSC) Apprentice, Rowena Bennett, now in her second year within the employability and community education department. Rowena began her journey some three years ago as a student on the Resilience Programme where personal development played a fundamental part in building the confidence of learners. During this time, Rowena also undertook valuable work experience within the Marketing Department at the College. She recalls, ‘I really enjoyed the placement at NSC and I then moved to an internship at Severnside Housing.’
Following on from the internship, Rowena wanted to gain employment as an apprentice or in a junior role. Despite physical challenges and disappointments after unsuccessful job interviews, owing to Rowena not having the necessary experience, she seized the opportunity to apply for an apprenticeship in business administration within the College and has never looked back. Continue reading