One of the advantages of studying for a professional or technical qualification at Eastleigh College is the insight learners gain from within the industry of their choice.
As well as being taught by lecturers who all have expertise and experience working in their field, learners will have the opportunity to take part in workshops and student takeovers, as well as hear from guest speakers and gain exposure networking and taking part in work experience.
This month alone, students studying Travel & Tourism have had a busy time benefiting from a range of enrichment activities:
The visits inspired Travel & Tourism students including Thomas Coombes who stated: “It was amazing to hear about cruises and the job opportunities in the industry. I am very passionate about cruising and hope to work in the industry in the future.”
Alisha Simpson added that hearing about different job roles in travel confirmed that she definitely wanted to work in the industry in the future: “I’m still not sure which sector of the tourism industry I’d like to work in, and hearing from people that actually do the jobs is such a good way to learn about the roles and opportunities.”
Michelle Thornton, Travel & Tourism lecturer, added: “We’re incredibly fortunate to have a wealth of industry experts, employers and advocates who share our enthusiasm for ensuring our students have exposure to as many different facets of the industry as possible.
Not only does this help prepare them for work, if provides inspiration for career progression whether this is directly following their college, or via university.”
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Learners, staff, governors and representatives from business and industry joined together to celebrate at Eastleigh College’s annual awards ceremony at Eastleigh Football Stadium. The annual event, which was organised by our Event Management students, recognised the talents of staff, students and employers for their exceptional work during the last academic year.
Winchester's The Chesil Rectory picked up two awards at Eastleigh College’s annual awards ceremony - the restaurant won ‘Partner of the Year' and one of it's chefs, who completed his catering course at the College last summer, won Michael Worth, who completed his catering course at Eastleigh College last summer, won the ‘Governors’ Award for Exceptional Progression’.