Careers Academy students graduate
Prior Pursglove College’s Careers Academy students have graduated at a special ceremony at Leeds Town Hall.
The Guisborough based College’s programme leader Vicky McDermott said, “It’s great for the students to have been recognised for their two years of hard work.”
“They have benefitted greatly from the Careers Academy by gaining an academic qualification but also through building employability skills and forging valuable links to businesses.”
Careers Academy graduate Alex Whiley (ex Bydales School, Marske-by-the-Sea) was one of the thirteen students graduating at the ceremony. He commented, “I have really enjoyed taking part in the course. It has given me an insight into business that I would not have gained from other subjects.”
Since 2009 Prior has been the only college in the Tees Valley area to be a part of the UK Career Academy network. The scheme is designed to give students studying advanced level courses in business and finance additional experiences such as visits and the potential of internship and work placements as well as an insight into the way businesses operate in the real world.