Future careers take centre stage at virtual college open day
Published: 16th November 2020
Cornwall College St Austell is hosting a virtual open day for all 16-18 school leavers on Thursday 26th November 5-7pm.
Potential learners and their families can learn more about the wide range of full time courses on offer at the local college, as well as learning about some of the new programmes that were introduced in September including Childcare, Health & Social Care and Business.
There will be a welcome from the Head of College Mark Wardle, and course tutors will be sharing information about the courses available and the support potential students can expect to receive.
Visitors to the online event will have the opportunity to ask questions through the live chat function.
Mark said he is “delighted” to be able to offer another virtual open event to prospective students.
“These are unprecedented times this year and we have risen to the challenge by providing a virtual platform for people to regularly explore the amazing opportunities on their doorstep,” he continued.
“Please join us to find out about all the exciting opportunities we have at St Austell and how you can get the qualifications, industry experience and personal skills you need to build the career you want.”
The College boasts a stunning new student social area, The Space. The multi-functional area helps students balance their studies with some deserved downtime. Furnished with lounge seating, a chill-out room to watch DVDs, a pool table, a dart board, and multiple video games consoles, it is a place for students to be themselves, relax and have fun with their friends.
In addition, industry-standard training facilities including hair and beauty salons, a state-of-the-art training kitchen, and a construction skills training centre provide the local community with all the experiences and skills necessary for excelling in their careers.
“The Cornwall College Group is going from strength-to-strength,” Mark continued.
“We are investing in every aspect of the learner experience, so I recommend people join us online and see some of the incredible things taking place and how they can achieve the career of their dreams. The Cornwall College Group has a new highly experienced senior leadership team that understands what a quality education looks like and how learners can achieve fantastic careers.”
One of the exciting developments is a recently new partnership with Cornwall Care that boasts training facilities, classrooms and on-the-job training for those wanting a career in caring or people wanting to upskill in an existing role.
The full course offering at St Austell campus includes; Acting, Apprenticeships, Art & Design, Business, Catering & Hospitality, Childcare, Construction Trades, Dance, Engineering, Games Design, Hair & Beauty, Health & Social Care, I.T, Photography, Media, Motor Vehicle, Music, Travel & Tourism and Vocational & Work-related Studies, not to mention Access to Higher Education and Adult Leisure courses.