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Summer of success at West Cheshire College

September 8, 2014

With the construction industry in the UK enjoying the biggest new jobs boom in 17 years*, West Cheshire College has launched a new Introduction to the Building Trades course for adults aged 19 and over.

More than 75 people attended the six week courses, aimed at giving young people a taster of what studying at College would be like. 

The short courses, funded by the European Social Fund (ESF), covered a range of subjects including engineering, hospitality and catering, sports, construction, horticulture and hairdressing.

Nathan Bragan, 19, from Ellesmere Port completed a motor vehicle maintenance course. He said: “I did the taster course as it looked really interesting and I thought I could pick up new skills which will help me in the future.

“The course definitely motivated me to get back on track with my education and this month I’m starting a Level 2 course at the College.”

All the courses were delivered at the College’s Ellesmere Port and Chester Campuses and additional support was provided by mentors and specialist tutors to ensure students maximised on their experience.

Jimmy Crewe, Project Manager at West Cheshire College, said: “The feedback we have had about the courses has been excellent. For some, it was a way of reinforcing that their choice of course was the right option for them. It also helped others to meet new friends and become familiar with our Campuses so they are more confident about coming to College in September.

“For others, who were unsure of what they wanted to do, it was an opportunity to try different curriculum areas before making a decision about which course was right for them.

“All students will continue to be supported when they come to College or move into employment by mentors, specialist learning support and advice and guidance staff.”

To find out more about studying at West Cheshire College or to enrol onto a course call the hotline on 01244 656555, visit www.west-cheshire.ac.uk or pop into our Ellesmere Port Campus to speak to a member of our Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) team.

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