Open Evening 19th March

Event set to spotlight media careers

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People will get the opportunity to get involved in free drama and dance workshops, as well as create their own music video during an open event on Wednesday 19th March.

Stoke on Trent College will throw open its doors on Wednesday, March 19th, from 5-7.30pm to showcase a wide range of courses available for anyone aged 16 years and over.

Visitors to the College’s Burslem campus will not only get to join drama and dance workshops, they will be able to work alongside experts to create their own music video on the evening, as well as enjoy a free live gig being staged by music students.

Charles Bartholomew, Head of Music and Performing Arts at Stoke on Trent College, said: “In a recent seminar staged by the National Skills Academy Creative and Cultural, it was stated that the creative media industries currently equate to £76 billion of UK’s economy, making it the second largest industry sector.

“Therefore this is hugely exciting time for someone set to embark on a career in the media and the perfect chance to come along and see first-hand the vast array of opportunities the industry holds.

“Not only does it give people the chance to ask any questions, they can come along and explore the sensational state-of-the-art facilities we have and see for themselves the huge investment being made in to the industry.”

Those looking to kick-start their career, gain new skills or get back in to employment in a range of areas and industries are also being urged to attend the event.

More hands-on activities will be taking place in subject areas such as motor vehicle and business, plus many more.

Mark Whittaker, Director of Marketing and PR at Stoke on Trent College, said: “Both our Cauldon and Burslem campuses will be open to visitors to come along and speak to someone about a course they are interested in or about how they can achieve their chosen career.

“Each open evening we have a huge variety of people join us, from school leavers, to those wishing to further their skills by taking up a part-time course. Many people come along with no particular idea of what course they want to do, but have simply decided they wish to gain new skills.

“This event on March 19th is completely free and open to everyone and anyone.”

During the event people will get the chance to explore the latest £36 million developments and state-of-the-art facilities available across the college, including Lifestyle Salon and Spa, music production studios, 300-seater performance venue, sports academy and aircraft simulator.

Sarah Robinson, Principal of Stoke on Trent College, said: “This is a great opportunity for both young people wanting to get ready for the workplace, as well as those looking to get back into employment or even make the climb up the career ladder.

“It is without doubt a very exciting and significant time to be joining Stoke on Trent College, which has seen huge changes and massive investment over the last 12 months, with more still to come.

“What many people in the area don’t realise is, that if you are receiving benefits or unemployed courses may even be free or at a substantially reduced cost, making it even more appealing to get back in to employment or training.”

Earlier this year Stoke on Trent College was the only Further Education college in North Staffs to improve its Ofsted grade following recent inspections carried out in the area.

The Stoke on Trent College Open Evening event takes place on Wednesday, March 19th, from 5pm to 7.30pm at both the Burslem Campus, Moorland Road, and Cauldon Campus, Stoke Road.

Drama and dance workshops are as follows:

  • 5.30pm to 6.30pm – Music Video Production
  • 5.30pm to 6pm – Contemporary Dance
  • 6pm to 6.30pm – Drama
  • 6.30pm to 7pm – Street Dance
  • 7pm to 7.30pm Drama
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