A group of Cornish business students who demonstrated “dedication, voluntary work and community spirit” have landed a national award.
Nine BTEC Business Level 3 & Deloitte Programme students, all at Cornwall College Camborne, have been working with business experts on a range of projects over the last 12 months, which have included raising money for Macmillan Cornwall.
The Lions Young Leaders in Service Awards were presented during the student’s presentations for their business start-up ideas; with students inviting members of staff and external clients to attend and listen to their proposals.
The Gold awards recognised the support and dedication that the students gave to their local community including the minimum of 100 hours of free community service.
Dr. Bryan Mills, Business Lecturer, Cornwall College Camborne said: “This is a great accomplishment and clearly demonstrates the ability of our students; not only to learn new business skills, but also to actively get involved with local projects, volunteering their time and in making a difference. The business knowledge they have acquired on this programme will certainly help them in their future careers.”
As part of the scheme, the group organised a Macmillan Coffee Morning and baked cakes to be sold to fellow students and members of the public. The students also helped with the marketing and invites for an internal catering competition which was sponsored by the RAF back in March.
Sandie Johns, Deloitte Master Trainer, added: “These students have outdone themselves every time and to have been part of their educational & personal journey leaves us with a real sense of pride. They have demonstrated such fantastic commitment; employability skills & qualities in a short period of time. It helps develop their future, it’s great for their CV’s & UCAS applications and it shows that they are committed to helping in their local communities. They should be incredible proud of themselves.”
The awards fulfil two important Lions commitments; to improve the civic, cultural, social and moral welfare of the community, and to help young people become responsible adult citizens and community leaders.