NSC & SCC’s Careers Fair a Huge Success

NSC & SCC’s Careers Fair a Huge Success

Mayor of Oswestry Peter Cherrington and Business Course Leader Sarah Probert (sat in NSC Motor Vehicle Department’s Kit Car), with NSC students and SCC members at the opening of the Fair

North Shropshire College (NSC) held the ‘Your Future Careers Fair’ in, partnership with Shropshire Chamber of Commerce (SCC), at the College’s Oswestry Campus recently. The Fair was open to NSC students, school pupils and members of the public, giving them the opportunity to see what universities, training providers and local employers can offer them. Members of the local business community supported the event by holding ‘Have-a-Go’ workshops, giving attendees valuable advice and practice with skills such as interview techniques.

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Paul Brewer from Shropshire 3D Print with one of the 3D Printers

A popular ‘have-a-go’ activity during the event was the digger simulator brought by Hawk Group and the 3D printers brought by Shropshire 3D Print. Zoosbury’s small exotic animals were handled throughout the event by attendees, a big hit was Sydney the Royal Python.

Business Course Leader, Sarah Probert, commented ‘I would like to pass on my thanks and gratitude to all of the businesses, business leaders, educational providers, charities and the Army who supported the NSC Your Future Careers Event. Business involvement in ‘Bridging the Gap’ between employment and education is paramount and I am grateful for their support. Thank you to Mayor of Oswestry Peter Cherrington, Deputy Mayor Paul Milner, Claire Woolgrove and Susan Lawrence who conducted mock interviews throughout the day, the students found these extremely beneficial.’

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Sydney the Royal Python, brought by Zoosbury Exotic Pet Hotel and Animal Services

Sarah added ‘It was fantastic to see so many young people and there was a real buzz of excitement. It is important that I also take this opportunity to thank my students for the efforts running the event and my colleagues Lucy Evans and Pippa Evans who made this event happen. It was fantastic to work in partnership with the Shropshire Chamber of Commerce who supported us not only financially but with staff and goody bags also, I look forward to running an even bigger partnership event during the autumn term.’

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A visitor having a go on Hawk Group’s digger simulator

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