NSC Students Showcase Skills at Birmingham NEC

NSC Students Showcase Skills at Birmingham NEC1

Some of the ‘Rudolph’ design Christmas decorations

Independent Living Skills students from North Shropshire College’s Walford Campus travelled to the Birmingham NEC to take part in The Skills Show 2015. The students were invited to showcase some of the skills they use to create items for an enterprise project; the College’s stand was based on pyrography, the art of decorating wood or leather with burn marks. The students produce Christmas decorations using this technique. The students also involved visitors, asking them to draw their designs.

Anna Thomas, Independent Living Skills lecturer, commented ‘The event was a fantastic opportunity for the learners to improve their communication and social skills and showcase their skills and talents, the learners did an excellent job of running the stand independently and involving visitors by asking them to draw their designs.’

George Howells, one of the students running the stand, commented ‘I enjoyed showing people how to make the decorations and getting them to draw the pattern they wanted onto the wood.’ Another student, Molly Warr, also commented ‘It was nice to meet new people and show them our skills.’

For more information about Entry Level qualifications at NSC or to apply, please visit www.nsc.ac.uk. You can also contact the College Admissions Team on 01691 688080 or email admissions@nsc.ac.uk.

You can also contact Independent Living Skills lecturer, Anna Thomas, on 01939 262135 or by email at anna.thomas@nsc.ac.uk.

About Association of Colleges West Midlands

AoC West Midlands promotes and supports the interests of 38 general further education, sixth form and specialist colleges throughout the West Midlands region. The West Midlands is a diverse region and our colleges reflect this diversity. From small specialist colleges in rural locations to large inner city establishments, colleges reflect the needs of their local environment. Working closely with employers, learners and the local community, our 38 member colleges offer a broad range of flexible learning opportunities for individuals at all levels. They aim to give local people the skills they need for success and prosperity, tackling barriers to learning and providing opportunities that meet the needs of individuals and employers
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