Last Updated: Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Fabrication and Welding Students Demonstrate their Skills at the Nation’s Largest Skills, Apprenticeships and Careers Event

Two students from North Lindsey College have demonstrated their welding skills at the NEC Birmingham to hundreds of visitors using the College’s virtual welder.

The Skills Show is the nation’s largest skills and careers event focusing on helping young people to progress in their careers.

Attracting over 72,000 visitors, the event provides ‘Have a Go’ experiences that inspire young people to explore careers and motivates them to find out more about the world of work.

Phil Scott (Learning Facilitator of Industrial Industries) supported the students at the event and said, “It was a privilege to be asked to demonstrate at the show.  It was well attended and the students were kept very busy.  It was an ideal opportunity to show off our student’s skills and their knowledge whilst displaying their professionalism and enthusiasm in the industry.”

Over 200 national and local employers, as well as training organisations attended the event to engage with young people, their parents and educators. With hundreds of great career ideas to explore, including jobs of the future it was an ideal opportunity to show what our students and curriculum staff could do and gain knowledge in the industry.  The young professional’s role was to demonstrate welding in the virtual environment and engage with visitors at the stand.

Student Lauren Holmes (19) former Sir John Nelthorpe School pupil is on the Level 1 Fabrication and Welding course and stated, “It was a really enjoyable experience meeting other students and staff from other schools and colleges.  It has really helped me with my confidence and talking to different people.  All in all, it was a great experience and a good day.”


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