Solihull Sixth Form College got its students thinking about careers and progression this week as the Careers & Higher Education Day went online.
First year students signed up to webinars to explore a range of careers, university courses and other training opportunities. Among the webinars open to students were sessions on Business, Computing, Teaching, STEM, Pharmacy, Law, Criminology, Medicine, Modern Languages and many more. There were also sessions on making an apprenticeship application, legal apprenticeships, studying abroad and how to create a winning CV.
Former student Nathan Rodrigues will open the event by talking about what he has been doing since leaving the College in 2015. Among the institution involved in this packed day of careers and higher education advice were Aston, Birmingham, Birmingham City, Coventry, Newman, Sheffield, Hull, Nottingham Trent, Keele, Leicester and the University of Law. Ask Apprenticeships, A Star Future and Jobcentre Plus were also be involved, while one of the College’s own governors also delivered a session on Dentistry.
In addition to this student event, a parents/carers online event about apprenticeships also took place this week, with ASK apprenticeships presenting. Higher Education Next Steps events for parents will also be taking place in July.
“We are grateful to all the higher education and training providers who provided specialist staff to deliver a programme of exciting webinars. When our students start their final year this autumn, many will be making applications for university or higher apprenticeships and these live sessions will have provided them with a lot of useful information to aid their decision-making process. We pride ourselves on helping students progress onto positive destinations and getting them thinking about their options early is a key part of that success.”
Sonia Wood, Assistant Principal responsible for Careers
24 June 2021