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The Black Country Skills Show Experience Comes to Dudley

Mar 27 2014

Following the success of the Skills Show at the NEC in Birmingham last November Dudley College is hosting its very own Black Country Skills Show Experience at the Village Hotel in Dudley on Monday 31st March from 10.00 am to 7.00 pm, which is free to attend.

With plenty of Dudley College and National Careers Service experts on hand to provide information on courses, qualification and careers, the event is expected to attract school leavers who need help choosing a career path, people looking to change their job or those wanting to update their skills.

This local Skills Show will bring to life 20 different career paths through a range of exciting 'Have a Go' activities, which will give visitors the chance to try their hand at face painting, Computer Aided Design and simple electronics or to meet apprentices to find our firsthand what learning and earning is all about. 
For those who are interested in a career in art and games design, there will be the chance to use Photoshop or try an Animation activity using 'flash' software to create a pacman arcade game. Or maybe try their artistic talents decorating biscuits or dressing a manikin ready for the shop window.

Those brave enough to enter the 'Dragons Den' can see how good they are at pitching a business idea or product to the college's panel, whilst those wanting a career in the health sector will be able to join the 'Vital Observations Team' who'll be showing visitors how to monitor blood pressure, take someone's pulse, temperature and check their respiration.

Lowell Williams, Principal at Dudley College said "The Black Country Skills Show Experience is the perfect way to find out what you are good at and the sort of career that would suit you.  I'd encourage anyone who's thinking about their options after GCSEs or wants to develop their CV for employment or progression to attend. It's extremely important that the local community has the chance to visit events such as this as it provides an insight into the range of skills and career opportunities available nowadays.

Young people and adults all need help and support when opting to continue studying at college and we will be able to provide this guidance at the Skills Show. So come along, enjoy the experience - we'll guarantee we can make learning fun."

The event is funded by the European Social Fund and is one of three events taking place in the Black Country. The other two events are being held at The Bank's Stadium, Walsall and Wolverhampton Race Course on Wednesday 2 April from 10.00am - 7.00pm.

To register your free place visit www.dudleycol.ac.uk/skillsshowexperience or call 01384 363967