Alternative Pathways Day
Unloc Organisation presents Alternative Pathways Day
We were delighted to host Unloc’s insightful Alternative Pathways Session which focused on understanding career options as well as apprenticeships and traineeships. Unloc are an educational organisation that aim to develop the potential of young people.
The educational event spanned over two hours, beginning with an introduction of the facilitators and the objective for the event, which was to inform learners about the alternative avenues for them to progress after studying at CTK. Students were then encouraged to participate in a Q&A segment led by Colin Yaoshioka-Smith (Training Academy) which looked specifically at Apprenticeships and Traineeships.
The session then moved on to a talk by Mo Hussain (Best Practice People) who explained the apprentice hiring process in certain sectors. This was then followed by Alan Hunte’s (Thoth London) segment on the future of employment. Finally, lead facilitator Stacey Bawden then finished the presentation by talking to the students about other, equally important factors in career exploration such as personal SWOT (Strength, Weakness, Opportunity and Threat) analysis and goal setting.
The learners found the Alternative Pathways Session highly informative and educational, and we are incredibly happy that we can continue to provide such fantastic sessions to our learners in order to further prepare them for the future.
We would like to say a special thanks to Unloc and Stacey Bawden for facilitating the session and to our Careers department, for seeking out and working with these educational organisations to further enrich our students with quality careers information and advice.
Samuel EMMANUEL Course: BTEC Engineering
“My experience at CTK has improved my sense of self-worth and the one-to-one communication has helped me understand what I need to do to achieve my goals. I'm aiming to go to Queen Mary's University of London to study Physics and Aerospace Engineering. My advice to new students would be to enjoy the experience, make friends with people and study hard to achieve your goals.”
Jorge EMMANUEL Grades achieved: D*DD Course: BTEC Sport Level 3
“I've had a great experience at CTK. I've met a lot of new people and gained knowledge that I will need in the future. I'm going to study Sport and Exercise Science at Brunel University. My teachers always went the extra mile to make sure I had all my work completed. I would recommend CTK because the knowledgeable and passionate teachers always help students to succeed.”
Wendy EMMANUEL Course: BTEC Art and Design Level 2 & 3
“I have enjoyed making new friends and also meeting past students at CTK, who have come in to speak to us about what has made them successful. I aim to become an interior designer or textile designer and plan to study Textile Design at university. I would recommend CTK because the teachers always dedicate their time to helping students achieve their goals. ”
Ajith EMMANUEL Grades achieved: D*D*D Progressed to: Biomedical Science Warwick University Course: BTEC Applied Science
“I would 100% recommend CTK to others. The College improves you not only academically but in all aspects. CTK really lived up to my expectations, I have made good friends and the teachers are so supportive. I was so happy to get my final grades, I'm now going to study Biomedical Science at Warwick University.”
Rukaya EMMANUEL Grades achieved: D*D*D Progressed to: Criminology and Forensic Psychology at Kingston University Course: BTEC Health & Social Care
“I came to CTK because I heard the College gets great results. My teachers have pushed me to achieve my best and have given me lots of support. I’m so pleased with my grades and looking forward to going on to university.”