Careers advisers from schools across Kirklees and surrounding areas were invited to a special event at Kirklees College.
Careers Adviser Day
Visitors were able to learn about courses and Apprenticeships offered at the college, work placements and plans for new centres in Dewsbury – Dewsbury Learning Quarter (DLQ).
The day started off with a welcome from Deputy Principal and DLQ Centre Principal Melanie Brooke, followed by presentations from Steven Downham-Clarke and Helen Rose about Apprenticeships and work placements.
This was followed by a tour of the Creative and Digital Industries department with demonstrations of new equipment and facilities in music, media and performing arts.
The day also focused on course options, with the head of department Ebrahim Akudi opening the live room and studio to discuss new courses that are on offer.
After lunch in the college’s Landings 72 restaurant, careers advisors heard more details about DLQ – Springfield Sixth Form Centre and Pioneer Centre, due to open in Dewsbury in 2018/19.
Yvonne McGibbon, from Brighouse High School, said: “Your event has been very interesting and so well organised. I enjoyed finding out about the new centres at Dewsbury and that college has its own record label.”
Julie Tipper, from C&K Careers, said: “I think Kirklees College is doing some very positive things. The event was interesting and well organised.
“The Creative Industries facilities look excellent and it was great to hear about plans for Dewsbury, particularly around sports and public services.”