Read all about it: College hands over books to local school

Published: March 5, 2018

Telford College has donated books worth more than £500 to a local school as part of a campaign to widen careers advice to students.

A total of 54 have been handed over to Southall School in Dawley by the college’s schools liaison team, to boost its careers advice library.

Caroline Welson, Telford College’s schools liaison manager, said: “We pay regular visits to schools across the town, offering unbiased and impartial advice about post-16 options for students.

“When we met with the team from Southall School to discuss closer working partnerships, staff mentioned how they were in need of fresh supplies for their careers library.

“It has never been more important for young people to be able to explore all the further education options available to them, and these 54 books were chosen by the school.”

They include titles such as ‘Everyday Challenges: Moving On to College’, ‘I Can Survive Interviews’ and ‘The A-Z of Careers and Jobs’, plus specialist books on careers in science, technology, engineering, maths, and the armed forces.

Caroline said: “Although this is the first time we have donated books to a Telford school, it is just one of many support services offered by our schools liaison team.

“For example, we run a Telford College Work Experience Award, which is open to our feeder schools, to celebrate someone star performers. We then go in to school and present this award.”

2.	Some of the new books donated to the careers library by Telford College