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Skills Show

Staff and students from NEW College have recently returned from a hugely successful exhibition at the Skills Show in the NEC in Birmingham.

The College showcased links with Harley-Davidson as well as nearly £50,000 worth of media equipment to create an interactive green-screen experience. Students and teachers from all over the country queued at the NEW College stand to be part of the innovative activity in which visitors were thrilled to be able to see themselves riding the special-edition Harley-Davidson through the Worcestershire countryside on a plasma screen TV.

NEW College were also proud to present, as part of a consortium of colleges, a £7,220 cheque for Children in Need to the Patron of the Skills Show, Theo Paphitis, best known as the star of BBCís Dragonís Den.

Other visitors to the show included HRH Princess Anne, Business Secretary Vince Cable and Northern Irelandís Minister for Employment and Learning Stephen Farry.

NEW College Principal John Callaghan commented: "The Skills Show has been an exciting and engaging experience for our students, as well as introducing visitors from all over the country to the exciting opportunities NEW College has to offer. We are proud to be a part of such a successful event, showcasing the skills of young people and raising some money for charity at the same time".

The Skills Show is a unique annual celebration that inspires people with exciting opportunities in further education, skills and Apprenticeships. This year the Skills Show provided a platform for the best of the nationís young talent to perform, as well as providing opportunities for visitors to have a go at new skills, get careers advice and access Apprenticeships or real job opportunities from employers.

(Published: 21 Nov 2012)

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