Cheshire College Alumni inspiring learners with successful career stories

Cheshire College – South & West Alumni are inspiring and supporting current learners on their path to their future careers.  

Over the last month, the College has brought together learners with alumni and employers for a wide range of virtual presentations, careers talks and workshops.  

Designed to inspire learners next steps and future careers, as well as raise awareness of the options available to them, every department has had a packed schedule of activities, all delivered via virtual learning environments. 

Laura Harris, Lighting and Sound Designer, published Author and Director, who left the College to study Drama at Edge Hill University, was just one of many to meet with Performing Arts, Music and Technical Theatre learners. 

Laura caught up with learners to discuss her career to date, including the skills and experience needed to successfully enter the job market. 

This is not the first time Laura has met with learners, she arranges visits throughout the year and is passionate about providing them with the knowledge and materials needed to excel. 

Laura said, “The College prepared me for a successful career in so many ways, so I find it extremely rewarding to give back where possible.  It is always great to catch up with current learners and hear about what they have been working on.   One of my favourite memories was during induction week, building a bean stalk from paper mache.  The aim of the project was to enhance our teamwork skills and to help us develop new friendships.  I still speak to everyone from my group and it is  encouraging to see that the department still lives by these values.” 

“I will be forever grateful to the tutors for constantly believing in me and providing me with support and outstanding opportunities.” 

The College is committed to ensuring that all learners and potential learners have access to informed, impartial and supportive careers education and guidance, which will enable them to make career decisions that are consistent with their abilities, needs and progression goals. 

Jordan Swift, Director of Marketing and School Partnerships commented, “As the UK continues to work and learn remotely, Cheshire College is utilising virtual platforms as an opportunity to inspire and promote greater collaboration between learners and those already working in their chosen fields.” 

“We have a fantastic working relationship with our Alumni and their support, experience and encouragement is invaluable to our current learners.  A huge thank you to everyone that has been involved.” 

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