As part of their Event Management learning students studying Level 3 Business had to produce and manage an event from start to finish. They worked with the Crisp Packet Project, a charity set up to support an art project and homeless charity. Empty foil crisp packets are collected and used to create bivy bags which are distributed to those less fortunate.
Pen, the owner of Crisp Packet Project commented, “I had a brainwave back in November because I volunteered for a charity and we couldn’t afford to get sleeping bags or biffy bags so I thought the next day at work I decided to make a bivy bag out of a crisp packet, it’s all surplus waste that we use to stop it going into landfill which is really helpful. The reflective heat from crisp packet foil helps people and we put air vents in so they don’t get too hot, this is the first stop of my UK tour.”
This week South Thames College played host to over 40 major Construction organisations, by being the venue for Wandsworth WorkMatch’s ‘Construct Wandsworth 2020’ event.
During the day learners were able to meet the employers, and gain significant information on employment and Apprenticeship opportunities for after their current course. They were also able to gain a real insight into the employability skills and traits these organisations look for.
The event proved to be a real success, with a number of learners registering their details with the employers to be contacted for future information.
Jason Obahiagbon, Senior Business Engagement Officer (Construction) at WorkMatch commented: "We are delighted at the success of the event yesterday, bringing in developers, contractors, residents and the college under one roof. The feedback received from both visitors and employers was positive. We are very grateful to STC for supporting us in hosting this event. We look forward to continuing our working relationship with south Thames college to provide training and employment opportunities to our residents."
On Tuesday 28th January, 26 of our Business Level 2 students along with 3 staff visited the Museum of Brands in Ladbroke Grove as part of their Business Level 2 course.
Students took part in a workshop where they learnt more about products, our relationship with them, customer profiles and how products are marketed to match certain profiles. After lunch, students went into the museum's time tunnel (journeying through 150 years and thousands of products), where they completed worksheets in competition with each other to win prizes from the gift shop.
This is the second year running Business tutor Marcia Grant-Che has chosen to take her Level 2 classes to the Museum of Brands – the quotes below from her students clearly explain why it was such a good choice.