This week learners from Level 2 and Level 3 Art & Design supported with the events management of the autumn edition of the Wimbledon Art Fair 2019
During the placement, learners worked with the resident artists to set-up and display their work, and acted as Ambassadors in managing the event and escorting guests to the various studios.
The learners really enjoyed the experience, and stated that they felt inspired by the artists.
South Thames College has already been asked to support the event again in 2020, and Wimbledon Art Studios Manager, Dan Gray, said: “The learners were fantastic. They proved to be a huge help throughout their time with us.”
This week STC learner Hayley Stringer was celebrating after supporting Beaver Pest Control to win two trophies at the South London Business Awards 2019. During the event, Beaver Pest Control won ‘Best Business with Over 50 Employees’, and the top award of ‘Business of The Year.’
Whilst on her Business Work Experience placement at Beaver Pest Control, Hayley supported the management team in writing the bids for both awards.
Julia Pitman, Head of Sales at Beaver Pest Control, commented: “Hayley came to us on a 5 week work experience placement in April 2019. We try and give interesting work to our work experience students, so when the opportunity to help write our bid for the South London Awards came along, we asked Hayley to get involved. Hayley was a pleasure to have, she participated and contributed very well and we are sure she will go on to have a great career. She is a credit to herself, her family, and South Thames College.“
This week learners on Level 2 Hairdressing hosted Hector Obeng, owner of Hector’s Global Hair (http://www.hectorsglobalhair.com/) in the College Salon.
During the visit, Hector gave a detailed and inspiring account of his career, and the key employability skills he looks for from staff.
The day finished with Hector interviewing and offering Work Experience placements to two of the learners.
Stephanie Davidson (Employability Coordinator), who organised the event, said: “Hector’s visit was a huge success, and all of the learners spoke very highly about the talk, and how it helped encourage them to begin thinking about fulfilling their dreams of one day being a salon owner.”