Students at Walsall College had the opportunity to find out about Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths careers during an event organised by the College’s Careers Guidance team on Wednesday 2nd May.
Held at the College’s Wisemore Campus, the event invited students to take part in a wide range of have-a-go tasters, such as spark ignition, steering and suspension braking system, as well as forensics and lab work.
There was also an opportunity for students to try their hands at 3D printing, virtual reality headsets and a welding simulator. Information was available on apprenticeship opportunities within STEM, as well as careers that utilises mathematics.
Students also received talks from organisations including Tomorrow’s Engineers, STEM Ambassadors, Women into Construction, Canal and River Trust, as well as npower about the various career options within these industries.
Neil Sambrook, Head of Curriculum for Science at Walsall College, said: “The aim of the event was to increase understanding of real world applications of STEM subjects and experience of hands-on STEM activities, to motivate, inspire and bring learning and career opportunities to life for students.”
We offer a comprehensive programme of careers education and guidance for students, which includes regular careers events. Our aim is to inspire students, broaden their horizons about the different jobs and career routes available and prepare them for the world of work.”
For more information about enrolling on a course at Walsall College, please call 01922 657000.