Telford College will be showcasing its new-look curriculum – and laying on a host of exciting hands-on activities – at its open event on June 26.
Departments across the campus will be giving a flavour of the new-look curriculum, from A Levels and apprenticeships, to vocational and university level courses, from 5pm to 7.30pm.
The on-site catering kitchen and restaurant, The Orange Tree, will be serving up treats, and there will be opportunities to explore the industry-standard automotive, construction, creative and engineering facilities.
Visitors will be able to play detective at a special ‘crime scene’, created by 7th Form students to promote A level courses in criminology and law.
There will also be drill demonstrations from the public uniformed services team for those interested in careers in the army, navy, RAF or rescue services, and a chance to tour the sports facilities.
Telford College principal Graham Guest said: “We have the widest range of A level, vocational and combined provision in the area – and more choice means more opportunities to study what people love.
“Education is about more than just qualifications – it is about preparing people for the world of work. We are constantly looking at innovative ways to engage and inspire young people, preparing them for their careers, and adult life.
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“This means working more closely than ever with the local business community to ensure our students are equipped with the skills that Shropshire companies are looking for.”
He added: “Our open events are the perfect opportunity to speak to students about the courses you want to study – and discover more about the close links we are forging with local businesses.
“Staff and students will be on hand to offer advice and lead tours of the campus, and student ambassadors will be happy to talk about anything from transport and funding, to enrichment activities.
“We’re excited to be launching the region’s first dedicated aviation engineering courses in September as the fore-runner to the creation of a new Shropshire aviation academy.
“We will be setting up an aviation engineering zone at the event, in conjunction with our partners from the Aviation Skills Partnership – we have 100 places to fill for our first level two and three courses.
“There will be a range of interactive aviation-themed activities to take part in during the event, including a flight simulator and other virtual and augmented reality equipment.”
For more information about the June 26 open event, or to pre-register, see www.defineyourfuture.co.uk