Employees Lead “Have a Go Day at Callington Community College

 

 

On Friday 16 January South West Lakes Trust attended the “Have a Go” day at Callington Community College organised by Cornwall Learning Education Business Partnership where local employers provided ‘tasters’ – bite sized opportunities to try out work-based skills. Year 9 students found out about careers and the pathways to a dream job, including further education and apprenticeships.

Have a Go activities included how to windsurf with a simulator with the Cornwall Marine Network and South West Lakes Trust, taking blood pressures with Royal Cornwall Hospital and a bed making competition with Premier Inn. Also offering “Have a Go” activities were: Transport Bombardier, Cornwall College Hair and Beauty Superfast Cornwall, the Army, Nurturing Excellence project, and Bluefruit Software.

The whole day was kick-started by an inspirational Key Note speech from Phil Johns, an IT entrepreneur from Ivybridge. He spoke to the students about how he has managed to achieve so much at such a young age and about the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead.