In February, staff from the College attended an event in Bristol arranged by Governor Max Wide, where a number of local businesses and organisations presented information about employability and enterprise opportunities in the South West.
Following this event, a number of enterprising students have been selected to take part in an exclusive visit to the Engine Shed in Bristol to find out about these developments and to meet local business people and entrepreneurs.
Bristol is very accessible from Frome and there are lots of innovations and business developments happening as part of the 'Enterprise Zone' urban regeneration project in the Temple Quarter near the train station. This could open up many opportunities for young people in and around Frome. We want to give students a chance to explore these opportunities and also to be able to meet and network with business people who are at the forefront of these exciting changes.
The information and contacts gained from this trip will then be passed back through to other students at the College through ‘The Next Steps Hub’ for Employability & Enterprise. This will give all students access to the full range of options available to them in their future career paths.
The group of Gifted & Talented students from Year 9, 10 and 12 who show entrepreneurship potential in subjects such as computing and creative technologies, travelled by train to the Engine Shed in Bristol on Thursday 25 June where they had the opportunity to hear about career developments, opportunities in the area, have a tour of the building and meet local business people. One such business was Ultrahaptics, where students were able to demo their ultrasound technology.
Information and interviews from the trip will be coming out soon in the Frome College Radio Show on Frome 96.6 FM.