As a former student of the college and member of its inspirational alumni, Ian helped enable a networking opportunity for Year 12 and 13 students at the college’s Frinton-on-Sea campus.
The event created a platform for young people preparing for their A-levels to talk to professionals about future career options within specific industries. Students had the chance to chat, seek advice and ask questions to those currently working in careers or industries of interest. Former students, such as Ian, were also able to talk about their own experiences and impart valuable advice.
“It was an extremely informative session,” Ian says, “and proved a particularly useful opportunity for students to talk to those currently working in industries they themselves have an interest in pursuing, with general discussions revolving around plans beyond A-level.”
Ian spoke to students who were studying science and attracted to a technical career and others whose career intentions were business orientated and focused on commercial and marketing roles.
“EPC-UK is always looking to invest in future skillsets,” he continues, “so it was rewarding and helpful to learn which careers or industries the college students were thinking about following and find out about their life aspirations.
“As former students, we listened, explained our own career paths and where possible, shared advice and ideas,” he adds.
Commenting on behalf of the college, Gareth Wicks, Head of Sixth Form, said: “The event was truly outstanding and pivotal in the development of student’s future career pathways. Seeing so many alumni share their experiences post Tendring Technology College, was extremely heart-warming for staff and highly motivating for our current Year 12 cohort.”
Nick Daniels, EPC-UK Bramble Island, General Manager, concludes: “It’s terrific that Ian was able to lend his experience and support to the student careers event at Tendring Technology College. Having the opportunity to receive guidance from those who already harness industry experience is invaluable, as is the chance to advise our future generations of scientists, engineers and business people.”
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