Taster sessions at Peterborough Regional College

Head along to Peterborough Regional College next week to have a go at taster sessions in a range of subjects.

The taster activities are running from Monday, February 11 to Friday, February 16 and are aimed at teenagers and young adults who are interested in finding out more about the college.

The sessions have been made possible through funding from The Skills Show’s Local Have a Go supported by the European Social Fund (ESF), which has been set up to improve employment opportunities in the European Union and aims to help people fulfil their potential by giving them better skills and better job prospects.

Bridie Arnold, marketing and communications apprentice at Peterborough Regional College has been coordinating the sessions and said: “We have been taking bookings for the past few weeks from a mix of students aged between 14 and 25 mainly. We find some are looking for ideas of courses for their post-16 options after year 11 and some students are due to finish their A levels and are wanting to continue learning new skills locally. The sessions are a great way to experience PRC and the wide range of training and qualifications available.”

There are a wide range of sessions taking place from accounting to animal care and from catering to construction. The sessions are free of charge and students will even get the opportunity to win a kindle Fire just for coming and taking part.

Ross Maloney, chief executive of The Skills Show, said: “Having a go for yourself is the perfect way for kids and young adults to get a taste for a new skill. There’s no substitute for hands-on experience to help open the minds of thousands of young people to the jobs and careers that are out there waiting for them.”

To take a look at the sessions available at Peterborough Regional College next week, log onto www.peterborough.ac.uk or email tasters@peterborough.ac.uk