Transition Opportunities knock for students at careers event


New College Lanarkshire has hosted an event to showcase the variety of opportunities available for students in the Faculty of Supported Learning.

The Transition Opportunities event, which took place in The Social area of our Motherwell Campus, was attended by more than 100 students and their families, friends and carers, who were able to browse stalls set up by more than 30 employers, service providers and training organisations.

It also showcased the options for further study available at the College, in addition to Modern Apprenticeship programmes.

Major employers in attendance included Dawnfresh Seafoods, Holiday Inn Express, North and South Lanarkshire councils, while students were also able to chat with representatives from the Scottish Council for Development and Industry, Department for Work and Pensions, HM Revenue & Customs, ILF Scotland, SAMH, Capability Scotland, Prince’s Trust, Skills Development Scotland, Routes to Work, and Motherwell & Wishaw Citizens Advice Bureau.

Sponsored by Toyota Material Handling, the company set up a ‘Demo Wagon’ and material handling equipment in the area adjacent to the East car park.

Those in attendance were able to listen to presentations, take part in workshops and hear more about local initiatives, including Coalyard Tea Room, Cove Befriending, Dress for Success, Dynamic Dyslexia and VANL.

Pam Clinton, Partnership Manager for the Faculty of Supported Learning, said: “We were very pleased with the turn-out on the day – the feedback we received from students, families and carers was that they found the event to be both informative and enjoyable.”

New College Lanarkshire offers a number of Supported Learning courses that are tailored to students with additional support needs.

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