College students look to future during ambitions programme

Dave Keeling with Nelson and Colne College students (s)
Dave Keeling with Nelson and Colne College students (s)
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New students have been inspired to start thinking about their future aspirations during an exciting week-long programme at Nelson and Colne College.

Level 2 vocational students from different subject areas, including IT, health and social care, catering and engineering, have been engaging in a number of thought-provoking activities to get them ready for college life and ultimately their future as part of an ambitions programme.

Opportunities throughout the week have included talks from motivational speakers, including actor Dave Keeling, and team building exercises and workshops. Other highlights were a trip to Rock and River in Mawdesley and a session with training company AFTA Thought.

Employer and Community Projects Manager at the college, Barbara Livesey, said: “College is so much more than students just getting a qualification – it is about also helping them to develop personally and helping them to become more employable, so they are ready for the workplace upon leaving college.

“For the first time this year, we have launched the ambitions programme for our Level 2 vocational students, to help them develop a range of skills, including confidence, communication and presentation, and to get them motivated for the rest of the college year.

“It is essential for all our vocational students to take part in meaningful work experience to prepare them for employment, training, or higher/further education, and this week was designed to get students ready for this at the start of their college journey. We look forward to seeing them develop over the course of the year.”