Two learners are on their way to careers in business advice and analysis after successfully completing their studies at Telford College.
Christiana Agyekum completed business administration level two and a business level three qualification, resat her maths GCSE and studied a functional skills course.
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Now she is at Birmingham City University, studying business management, and has her sights set on a career in the management team at an airport, or as a human resources manager in the education sector.
Christiana, from Donnington, said: “I chose Telford College because of the many opportunities available, not only for the theory study but also for the practicality of the courses.
“The support from my tutors has been amazing and I really enjoyed the friendly environment.
“I’m really happy because I’m the first in my family to go to university in the UK – relocating from Ghana to Italy and then the UK was a big challenge, but I was determined, and with the assistance of my tutors and career advisers, I’ve been able to come so far.”
Also on her way to a future in business is Megha Penumudi, a former Abraham Darby Academy student.
She also completed a business admin level two course and a business level three qualification at Telford College, as well as studying English and maths GCSEs, and a functional skills course.
“I chose to come to Telford College because I wanted to develop my career in business, and I hope to become a business adviser or analyst, or a business manager in a large multinational company,” she said.
Megha, from Wolverhampton, is now studying business management at her home town university.
“Three years ago I didn’t expect to go to university, and in the beginning I wasn’t sure about college, but now I’m really happy with the outcome. It was the best decision of my life!”
Course tutor Lisa Allen said: “Christiana started on business administration and worked towards BTEC business level three.
“She has worked so hard to achieve her grades and having the goal of a university place has helped to give her motivation. She should be rightly proud of her success.”
And she said Megha had grown in confidence during her time at Telford College.
“She started on a business administration course and was initially unsure what she wanted to work towards, but after completing her studies, she decided to take BTEC business level three to give her the option of going on to university.
“Megha planned her time well, never missed an assignment deadline, and reading up on the subjects in class – she thoroughly deserves her place at university.”