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.
From September 2020, degree-level students studying nursing, midwifery and some of the allied health subjects will receive a non-repayable and non-means tested grant of £5,000 a year to help with living costs.
Additional support (up to £3,000 a year) will be available for some students in regions or specialisms struggling to recruit, or to help students cover childcare costs. The grant will be in addition to existing student support. Funding will be offered to existing students as well as new entrants.
We spoke to Amaar Zafar who is studiyng Level 1 UAL Art, Design & Media Diploma at South Thames College about his journey as a Photograhy Entrepreneur.
You are a successful entrepreneur and have your own Photography business as well as studying at College, tell us a bit about your business and what and who inspired you to start?
I’ve always been a creative person and through the years I was able to convey that in many forms. When I was 7, I picked up my first camera, a Sony point and shoot. I remember using it to take photos of things and people around me. Through the years I was always into photography and filmmaking, but lacking any good equipment, it was generally more a hobby. It wasn’t until December 2018, when I got a new phone with a better camera, that I really started to hone my skills and take things up a notch. I’d say the catalyst that pushed me into turning this into a career was the lack of options I had otherwise due to several things going on in my personal life, mainly my long-term illness, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Seeing photography as a way forward I channelled my time and energy into that, starting to use a DSLR a few months later in early 2019, to allow myself to improve and get to a level where I could make money from it. One of the people who inspires me is Peter McKinnon, a Canadian photographer/filmmaker who came from a normal background, but made it big in the industry, due to his passion and phenomenal work.