College showcases skills at Careers Taster Day

careers taster_4911_400pxhAs part of National Colleges Week (26 September - 2 October 2011), East Berkshire College held a special Careers Taster Day at its Langley Campus on Wednesday 28 September.

The College held a series of 'bite-size' tasters in a range of subjects to give individuals the chance to try a new skill or trade and find out about the huge variety of courses available, including apprenticeships and pre-apprenticeships.

A wide range of activities were on offer from bricklaying to hair styling, and motor vehicle maintenance to t-shirt printing. For those who wanted to try something more energetic, there were also drama games and non-contact boxing.

Melvin Osadolor (15, from Langley) was one of the visitors keen to try out some of the courses on offer at the College.

"I'm thinking of applying for the performing arts course next year, so I thought this taster event was a fun way to find out more. The drama workshops were great, especially the ones where we had to make up funny sketches about random items we were given."

Meanwhile, Nelson Ward (15, from Datchet) tried his hand at hairdressing and plumbing on his visit to the Langley Campus.

"It was great to actually have a go at the types of things you can do at college and see what it's really like. Plus, I've been able to speak to lots of different students about the courses."

As well as the taster sessions, visitors were able to find out more about college life, meet course tutors and receive free advice on careers, courses and financial support from qualified advisors.

For further information on East Berkshire College and its extensive range of over 600 courses including apprenticeships call 0845 373 2500.

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