Future Prospects

Stoke On Trent College Students Get A Head Start With Future Prospects Hundreds of secondary school pupils who regularly attend Stoke on Trent College under the School Partnership programme are kick-starting their futures with an event de-signed to give them access to a wide range of opportunities.

The pupils – who already attend the College under the School Partnership’s Pre-16 Provision programme – are invited to a specialist Progression Event at the College’s Burslem campus.

Taking place at the Sports Hall on Friday, January 28, from 1.30pm to 2.30pm, the young visitors are given the chance to talk to lecturers and support staff from the College, as well as representatives from potential employers and other organisations in the region, about the various work and study options.

Students will also be able to apply for a number of Stoke on Trent College courses on the day – undertaking a fast-track acceptance scheme exclusive to them under the School Partnership programme.

The School Partnership programme works with 28 local schools and offers 400 schoolchildren in Year 10 and Year 11 the chance to visit the College one day a week to gain experience and qualifications in vocational areas.

Kay Phillips, Partnership Development Officer at Stoke on Trent College, said, “This progression event is all about helping the young people make informed decision that will best suit them for the future.

“The Schools Partnership programme really helps those who want to progress into vocational study.

“We have around 28 Schools in the Staffordshire area that send students to us at least one day a week and we help them to decide which course is best for them personally.

“It gives students a taste of life after school and helps them decide early on which career will suit them best – and eases the transition from school to college as well, as they already know their surroundings and a lot of the people here.”

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