Student talent on show at City

An impressive range of student talent was on display at Scotland’s largest college, highlighting the breadth and quality of its vocational education and training delivery. 

The event was part of European Vocational Skills Week 2018, which saw over 1500 activities taking place across 47 countries promoting the life changing skills taught through vocational education and highlighting vocational education and training as the first choice for young people and adults looking to continue learning.

Students studying interior design, tourism, hair and make-up artistry, beauty and complementary therapies, construction, culinary art, engineering and health & care, took part in a display of talent and skills

Stuart McDowall, Partnership Development and Academy Manager at City of Glasgow College, said:

“We again celebrated the breath of our VET provision this year during EU Skills Week.  These events are a fantastic opportunity for course teams to showcase the innovative work they do to support students and that is evident with the talent on show. It was also an ideal platform to promote the extensive work the college undertakes through programmes like Erasmus Plus and WorldSkills, all focussed on enhancing student experience and employability. Our thanks go to those who attended and we are looking forward to next year’s event.”

Sarah Young, studying fashion photography, was one of the many students demonstrating her skills. She is one of a 30 strong team from the college competing in this year’s WorldSkills UK LIVE, which runs from 15 to 17 November. She believes taking part in skills competitions benefits her course work.

“It definitely helps what I’m doing in class because I am practising so much more than I would normally do, thanks to the training. The competitions are nerve wracking, but fun. I’m looking forward to the WorldSkills finals next week,” said Sarah.

Erasmus Plus is important for the development of key vocational and transferable skills. Groups of students regularly visit European Centres of Excellence as part of the college’s on-going student mobility project, giving them the chance to broaden their horizons and engage with leading vocational thinkers and educators across Europe.