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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We are delighted to have been recognised by The Times Education Awards for the support we provide to students who need to re-sit their GCSEs after leaving school. The excellent results our students achieved last summer include more than twice the national average gaining a maths GCSE, testament to the dedicated team of teachers who use innovative approaches and techniques to inspire our learners.
Young chefs and hospitality students from Eastleigh College were joined by other competitors from training providers across the south to take part in the southern regional heat of an established national competition. The Major Series 2020, which is organised by Major International in conjunction with the Craft Guild of Chefs, saw 50 competitors take over Eastleigh College's three professional kitchens and East Avenue restaurant and work their culinary majic across ten different classes from 'afternoon tea' to 'street food'.