Super College showcases maritime careers

City of Glasgow College recently highlighted its nautical and marine engineering courses to careers advisers from a number of schools and local councils.

Over 30 careers advisers and representatives from East Renfrewshire Council, the Employment Skills Partnership Team, Glasgow Caledonian University, St Andrews Secondary, East Dunbartonshire Council and Skills Development Scotland attended the awareness raising event on Monday 10 April.

Dr Nicola Crawford, Director of the Faculty of Nautical Studies at City of Glasgow College, said:

“This is the first time we have held this particular type of event which specifically targeted careers advisers to provide them with background and information on the range of careers and job opportunities available in the Merchant Navy and the maritime industry, and what we offer at City of Glasgow College.

“It has proved very valuable as it has immediately resulted in stronger links being established with the individuals and organisations who are working directly with young people at the stage of considering their future prospects.”

Mark Dawes, Routes for All Development Officer at Glasgow Caledonian University, described the event as excellent, saying:

“The whole day was extremely useful and enjoyable and we are now looking at arranging an event for S5 and S6 pupils at our schools who are considering STEM courses or a nautical career.”

Norma Allison from the Employment & Skills Partnership Team commented that it was a very inspiring event which she will be letting her students know about.

Insight into the college’s extensive nautical, maritime and marine engineering courses was gained during a tour of Riverside campus and its technologically advanced facilities as the group were shown its 360 degree simulation suite, welding workshop and engineering workshop complete with working ships’ engine.