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Getting down to business at college fair

Local Businesses visited Northampton College, Daventry Centre, to find out what the College could offer to help them and also help the students.  Students also had the opportunty to speak with local Businesses and discuss future possible careers. Pictured: Nicole Bowley, Amelia Payne, Carol Morrin (Hr Manager - DHL) & John Freer (DHL).

Local Businesses visited Northampton College, Daventry Centre, to find out what the College could offer to help them and also help the students. Students also had the opportunty to speak with local Businesses and discuss future possible careers. Pictured: Nicole Bowley, Amelia Payne, Carol Morrin (Hr Manager - DHL) & John Freer (DHL).

DAVENTRY businesses came to Northampton college in Daventry on Tuesday for a business fair.

The college hosted almost 15 business stalls for students to learn more about some of the skills that will make them employable in the future.

Similarly almost 40 business people were able to gain a better understanding of what the college is delivering in its teaching in an initial presentation from the college’s head of centre Ellen Buttler.

Business engagement manager at the SWAN rural enterprise partnership, who helped to organise the event, Samantha Fitzgerald said: “I think the students found it interesting.

“For example the public services students were able to speak to people from the NHS which they found useful.

“It is all about trying to make sure young people have employability skills, communication skills and a good CV.

“These are simple things but they are not always delivered in schools.”

Businesses at the event included DHL, the Royal Navy and event organiser Periscope.

Ms Fitzgerald hopes to engage students more with businesses in future.

 

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