20 October 2016
North Lindsey College didn’t disappoint as over 700 visitors attended its October open evening.
Another record turnout was reported at the event with high interest shown in the University Centre and Engineering Technology Centre, where future electricians, welders and mechanical engineers displayed and worked on their recent projects in the best facilities in the area.
Visitors were encouraged to tour the college and see for themselves the fantastic range of professions that are available to study at North Lindsey College.
Motor vehicle influenced the crowds with displays by local car dealers, classic and modern race cars and modern trucks. Also a range of vehicles from the 1930s to the present day was available to view in the workshops.
School pupil Harley Hayes (15) from Outwood Foxhills academy attended the event and was particularly interested in an engineering course commented:
“I don’t like being in a classroom, I want to do something practical in either motor vehicle or personal training so this has been ideal for me.”
Councillor and parent Tony Gosling commented about the college:
“I was a student here 35 years ago and it has changed immensely. I’ve been very impressed by the quality of the facilities and equipment available here for students.”
Visitors could see the air cabin and simulate their dream destination in travel and tourism. Catering students were offering culinary delights they had been working on in the kitchens
Professional cookery student Jamie-Leigh Nicholson commented:
“It has been very busy, I’ve been talking to people about my course and the units covered including poultry and pasta making. The teaching and support here is very good.”
Childcare created Halloween crafts for all to participate and visitors could see snakes, cockroaches, monkeys, rabbits and many other animals that are homed in the animal care unit.
Treatments were taking place in ORA, the college’s on-site salon, where students were offering mini treatments to the general public. The onsite gym, Kingsway Fitness Suite, was also open and uniformed students were investigating a crime scene as part of their course.
The Mayor, Cllr Trevor Foster attended the event and was very impressed.
“The way the college is set up, by what I have seen, is a quantum leap from when I was a young man. North Lindsey College is a fantastic stepping stone for any student wanting to go on to fantastic careers.
“I have spent time in engineering and been on an aeroplane, a totally authentic experience and a massive boost to students to say they have been trained in a realistic environment.”
North Lindsey College is the largest provider of post-16 education and training in North Lincolnshire, offering a wide range of further education programmes, both vocational and academic, and apprenticeship courses at a range of levels.
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