More than 50 students from the City of Bath College are to get hands-on experience of the careers waiting for them in the future at an upcoming event.
The students aged 16 to 20 will be taking part in a free day of skills taster sessions at next week’s ‘Have A Go’ event.
They will get to try out whatever interests them in the world of work in a bid to inspire them to think about their future career path.
More than 30 employers, training providers and organisations will be offering the skills tasters at the University of Bath on January 31st.
College students will spend the afternoon trying their hands at bricklaying, plumbing, mixing music, paint spraying, carpentry, nail art, personal training, working with animals and creating renewable energy.
Louise Croft, Information and Guidance Co-ordinator at City of Bath College, said Have A Go was a great opportunity for students to inform themselves and prepare for their future career.
She said: “The students are excited about taking part in this event. It’s a great opportunity for them to get hands-on experience and try new things.
“It will hopefully make them think about careers they may not have previously considered.”
As well as College students, the event will be attended by school children aged 14 to 18 and young people who are unemployed.
The event is being hosted by Bath and North East Somerset Council in partnership with City & Guilds and World Skills UK.
Career guidance and advice on further qualifications and apprenticeships will also be available. World Skills UK will also be hosting competitions for schools and colleges to test what they have learnt and compete against each other.