A personal development course that has helped change the lives of thousands of young people across the region has reached an important milestone.

City of Wolverhampton College has just run it’s 300th Prince’s Trust Team Programme – and to celebrate the achievement, students on the landmark course hosted a celebratory event at the Molineux Stadium in July.

The young people shared their experiences about how the programme had changed their lives for the better, in front of guests that included Mayor of Wolverhampton Councillor Barry Findlay, Wolves legend Steve Bull and Chief Inspector Keith Fraser from West Midlands Police. Continue reading

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Students at City of Wolverhampton are ahead of the game after stepping into the world of virtual reality.

The college is one of the first in the country to be using cutting edge device Occulus Rift to help Games Design students develop ideas for virtual reality games.

The headset, which was only released a few months ago, is one of the first consumer-targeted virtual reality headsets. Gamers are able to pick up and manipulate virtual objects and interact within the game. Continue reading

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Young people who have left school and want to get on the career ladder can find out about the wide range of apprenticeships on offer across the city and beyond at a special event this August.

City of Wolverhampton College is hosting an apprentice fair at its Paget Road Campus on Wednesday August 3 to help youngsters who want to earn a wage while gaining a qualification.

People will be able to find out about the wide range of vacancies currently available across the West Midlands, Shropshire and Worcestershire, including those in hairdressing and barbering, accountancy, motor vehicle, business admin and engineering. Continue reading

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Telford youngsters invited to enrol at the ‘Children’s University’

Telford youngsters invited to enrol at the ‘Children’s University’

Primary school pupils across Telford & Wrekin are being invited to explore a range of exciting activities this summer by signing up for a free place at the ‘Children’s University’.

Telford College of Arts and Technology is throwing open the doors of its Wellington campus from July 25-29, for a week of special taster sessions.

There are six different programmes on offer for years five and six pupils – Engineering & Computing; Art & Media; Health & Early Years; Hospitality and Catering; Sport & Public Services; and Hair & Beauty.

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Window of opportunity for apprentice Connor

Window of opportunity for apprentice Connor

A meeting with the apprentice team from Telford College of Arts and Technology has led to a life-changing full-time job for young engineer Connor Mansell.

The 21-year-old, who lives at Lawley Village, has completed the Intermediate Engineering element of a level two apprenticeship, supported by TCAT.

The college’s on-site employment support team also helped him to secure a job with Telford manufacturer Windowright Ltd – and his career with the Hortonwood-based company is now going from strength to strength.

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The Philip Astley Project calls for support from local businesses

Leaders of a project focused on raising awareness of Philip Astley, ‘the father of the modern circus’ are seeking support from local businesses at a launch event taking place at Keele Hall on Wednesday 20 July from 6pm.

Born in Newcastle-under-Lyme, in 1742, Philip Astley was the son of a cabinetmaker who grew-up to become a master of equestrian, entrepreneur, war hero, pioneer and showman. In 1768, Astley created the first 42ft diameter ‘circus ring’, still the standard size used in circus across the world today.  Despite Astley’s status as ‘the father of the modern circus’, there is limited awareness locally of his life and achievements.

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College Welcomes New Students

College Welcomes New Students

Tyler Peach, 16, from Cannock, who will be studying Travel and Tourism at the college from September testing his skills on the race simulator

Hundreds of students starting courses at Walsall College in September attended a series of introduction days this week to get a better idea of what college life is really like and meet other students.

The fun and interactive welcome events took place on Tuesday 12th and Thursday 14th July at the college’s Wisemore Campus and Business and Sports Hub, and were designed to give students the opportunity to find out more about the range of activities they can take part in alongside their courses.

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