Public Service students at Walsall College attended the Emergency UK Show to talk to industry experts, and to find out about the latest state-of-the-art technologies used in the sector.
The Emergency UK Show took place at the NEC in Birmingham between 19-20 September. With over 450 exhibitors present, the show offered students and emergency workers an opportunity to network with a number of organisations and learn about their services.
From fire services to police and the military, exhibitors included the Association of Ambulance Chief Executives (AACE), Asian Fire Service Association, the Army Medical Services, British Canoeing Lifeguards and more.
Over 40 Level 3 students attended the event to experience the business industry side of Public Services. They explored the exhibition and spoke to representatives, who showcased a wide range of new technologies to assist Public Services, including first aid innovations, personal protective equipment and clothing, new designs of emergency response vehicles, and drones to assist with responding to incidents.
Students were also encouraged to speak to different exhibitors in order to gain enough information towards their studies, particularly the unit that looks that methods of communication and technology within the industry.
Adam Comery, Curriculum Manager for Public Services, said: “As a college, we ensure that our students learning experiences are enriched through events such as the Emergency UK Show, which gives them an opportunity to speak to industry insiders, as well as to see the latest technologies they may be using in future.
This exposure will be extremely valuable as they continue their studies and undertake work experience to enhance their CV.
We are incredibly proud of our students, who have shown great professionalism when speaking to representatives and taking a keen interest starting their careers.”
Walsall College offers Public Service courses to school leavers looking to start a career in the sector. For more information about enrolling on a course at Walsall College, please call 01922 657000.