Wirral Met College proudly celebrated Industry Week (8th – 12th February 2021) by hosting over 60 virtual employer talks to hundreds of students.
Businesses from all walks of industry, including Accountancy, Construction, Hair & Makeup, Computing, Science, Animal Management, Public Services, Travel & Tourism, Engineering, the Arts, plus many more, took time out of their busy diaries to deliver masterclasses, Q&As, live demonstrations and talks online.
Construction students had an enviable line-up of guest speakers from employers such as Keepmoat Homes, Magenta Living, Morgan Sindall, Peel Developments, RED Systems, Cara Brickwork, Glenn Howells Architects and GMI Construction. During the industry talk by Peel, GMI and Glenn Howells, students learnt about the construction lifecycle and the different roles within the industry, from conception to a completed project.
Prep 4 Life students had talks from Chester Zoo, a firefighter and retailer Tesco. Students learnt about various career paths and got the opportunity to ask questions about their roles. Feedback has been very positive with students saying the talks were “awesome”, “very interesting” and “informative”.
Automotive students thought about the future of the motor vehicle industry and were tasked with researching and designing new vehicles for different target audiences. In association with the Institute for the Motor Industry (IMI), students worked on designs for three new vehicles - one targeted at the elderly, a driver-friendly vehicle and an environmentally friendly family car.
Culinary Arts students were treated to discussions with a whole host of industry experts and chefs this week. Directors of online cookery school ‘Black Apron’, Paul, Jason and Rob talked to students about their careers and why they decided to set up their own business. By the end of the session several messages were clear…chefs never stop learning; never be afraid of making mistakes and cooking is a language that allows you to work anywhere in the world!
Students from STEM heard from facilitator, coach, business psychologist and speaker Arthur Basley, who talked about the importance of resilience. Animal Management students were joined by Furry Tails Dog World who shared their experience of developing a dog training and daycare business on Wirral.
Joanne Finnerty Recruitment Limited delivered a talk to our Accounting & Business students last week! Jo covered her routes to success in business and some of the trials, tribulations of being a business owner and also some of the key competencies that she, and other employers, are looking for in potential employees.
Forest Schools expert Sharon Croker joined Childcare & Early Years students for an informative talk. Sharon delved into the world of Forest Schools in Early Years and gave a wealth of information to our students.
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