Progression Workshop

Students nearing the end of their courses at Stoke on Trent College are being given the opportunity to make informed choices about their future, under a forward-thinking approach by Stoke on Trent College.

Workshops are being offered to students as part of the Careers and Progression Week, run by the College to support them as they prepare to graduate.

The week’s activities include large group tutorials, taking place until May 13, which are designed to aid learners in their decision-making process for the future.

These sessions are delivered by Oldham Coliseum Theatre Group as part of their education outreach programme, which sees them take theatre to college and school pupils.

A drama focused on learners making the right decision for the future takes place, as well as a ‘breakout session,’ which will see actors involve the student audience in plays and ask for their guidance in taking their next steps.

Representatives from local universities and apprenticeships programmes will also be available, offering application forms, prospectuses and apprenticeship information to those students interested in higher education and continuing their education at college or through work.

Jane Dunning, Careers Coordinator at Stoke on Trent College, said: “Progression week is about helping students take the next step after their courses are completed at the College.

“We want to give them the best guidance and support that we can, which will aid them in their future plans. It is all about picking the right future and careers for themselves.

“When we held these workshops in the past they really had a positive impact on the students taking part, especially the ‘breakout session’ which encouraged the learners to get involved in taking decisions about their future.”

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