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Motivate Me, Dundee & Angus College 2017
Motivate Me! Is organised by Dundee and Angus College and over the past 4 years, over 300 local and national businesses have supported our programme, motivating thousands of students. From multinational companies to fresh thinking entrepreneurs, from large-scale presentations to 1:1 mock interviews, Dundee and Angus College rely on businesses to support the event.
Motivate Me! Is a dynamic and ambitious week long programme of inspirational speakers, workshops, training and networking opportunities, designed to motivate the full time and final year students in their next steps after College and present opportunities that would enable the students to forge links with employers, businesses and community organisations.
This year Dundee and Angus provided a more sustainable approach, where each curriculum area worked with their campus Learner Engagement Officer to devise a bespoke programme choosing what, where and how to maximise their experience and ensure skills and knowledge were developed in areas relevant to their chosen subject.
Pictured above are the students at Dundee and Angus Colleges Kingsway Campus.
Burnside Motors Ltd, a local Carnoustie garage were invited to support the Engineering/Automotive Departments annual employability event, which is part of Motivate Me! The presence of their organisation provided a huge boost to the event, and was of great interest to their full time students, members of staff and also management who asked if the company could attend.
Burnside Motors Ltd were proud to support this event delivering a small informal talk about their career journey, advising the students on the skills and attributes needed in the automotive sector and what they expect as a company. This was then followed by networking sessions for an hour over the lunch period where a large number of students and staff walked the stands to see services provided and areas covered.
With over 300 businesses and organisations involved, representing the major industries in Tayside and Angus, it is no surprise that the feedback has been excellent proving the importance of the Motivate Me! Programme. The Engineering/Automotive Departments annual employability event has received great feedback from staff, students and businesses/organisations.
One student commented on the event: “I found the face to face with employers invaluable and realising how competitive the job market is. It makes me want to separate myself from the pack and further my skills”.
Mike and Daniel Rosie both attended the event on behalf on Burnside Motors Ltd and received some very positive feedback from staff and students, one student commented: “Burnside Motors had lots of information on what they do at the garage and what experience they had in the motor trade. They were very enthusiastic and passionate about their business and it was overall nice to talk someone who is just a family ran business”.
Mike Rosie, Managing Director commented on the event: ”We are delighted to have attended this event, with this year being our first year it was fantastic to interact and engage with local students, staff and many other businesses and training providers. In the next few years we look to expand further and explore more avenues in the services we offer, the products we supply and the number of employees we have in the future. We would also like to continue supporting the development of the young workforce in the Tayside area.”
If you are a local school or training provider and would like discuss working in partnership with ourselves to develop the young workforce in Tayside then please contact Daniel: [email protected] or 01241 853377.