Employers from across the region will be attending Leeds City College’s Open Day on May 12 to speak to prospective students about their futures.
This is the first time the college has invited employers from renowned companies to give first hand advice and guidance to students in order to help them make the right decision when choosing a course. They can match students with jobs on the day and help them with writing a CV and interview preparation.
As part of this initiative, an Enterprise Festival will also be held on the same day at Leeds Trinity Shopping Centre. This will feature a range of activities including sports, hair and beauty demonstrations, a Lego robot build, welding activities, and motor vehicle checks, which will allow young people to develop their skills to prepare them for the world of work.
Karen Johnson, head of Enterprise and Employability at Leeds City College, said: “Having a range of employers at the Open Day, from the West Yorkshire Police to The FA, will give students a unique opportunity to quiz them on the skills and qualifications they need to progress and succeed in their chosen area.
“The Enterprise Festival also gives prospective students a chance to see courses in action and a real flavour of work experience. It will be a busy day, full of fun and inspiring activities. There will be performances by the Acting, Dance, Musical Theatre and Performance students, children’s activities from the college’s childcare students, art and exhibition displays as well as fundraising activities for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.
The Enterprise Festival will be taking place between 9am and 5pm at Leeds Trinity Shopping centre, whilst the Open Day will be from 3pm and 7pm at Leeds City College’s Printworks campus.