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Careers conventions inspire students to reach further for a career they’ll love

More than 60 employers and universities from across the country attended the Careers Conventions engaging with learners.

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Published Wednesday 22 March 2023

Students at Truro and Penwith College have been inspired to reach further for a career they’ll love during National Careers Week.

Truro and Penwith College hosted a week-long programme of talks and exciting workshops with employers and representatives from a variety of sectors, with activities culminating in a Careers Convention at both its Truro and Penwith campuses.

More than 60 employers and universities from across the country attended the Careers Conventions engaging with learners and inspiring them to raise their aspirations.

The Conventions were well attended by thousands of 16-18 students from the College, the University Centre Truro & Penwith and a range of local schools, who explored careers in care, hospitality, protective and public services, space, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) plus lots more.

The College’s dedicated Career team were on-hand to offer students guidance on opportunities, insights in the labour market and help with exploring their ambitions. 

Tim Moody, Employability and Careers Lead at Truro and Penwith College said:

“People attending said it was one of the best events of its kind that they’d ever been to,” Tim added. “I’d like to thank all the attendees for taking the time out of their working schedules to engage with students and share insights, sector knowledge and their individual journeys.”

Tim Moody Careers Lead at Truro and Penwith College

The College expanded its careers support even further, with Penwith College visiting Camborne Science and International Academy to help hundreds more young people at its Careers Fair.

The College’s Careers Advisors Ewan and Kate also shared their top tips with students. Kate said: “Think big but start small. Reality may be offering you better options than you could have dreamed of and taking a small first step is all that is needed to start your career journey!”

Ewan added: “Be adaptable and open minded, accept changes and engage with them. Technology means that jobs and opportunities are changing incredibly quickly.”

The College is about to launch its Career Zone to inspire its students to look further, reach further and go further towards an exciting future.

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