Celebrating 1300 student-employer encounters

15 December 2016

City and Islington College sixth formers took part in a workplace visit at London-based start-up SAM labs as Head of Careers at the College, Joanne Bishop, received an award for facilitating 1300 student-employer encounters.

Joanne said: “Our visit to SAM labs today was absolutely spot on!  The students really enjoyed hearing about the background to the company and learning more from inspiring speakers about the key to success in the business world.

“The hands-on activity working in teams to create some imaginative projects using the SAM lab kits was hard to draw it to a close!

“It was also really refreshing to take students on a visit to a smaller workspace so they were able to compare these work environments to those of the big firms.

“The students left inspired and excited about their futures and with a much clearer idea of what skills they will need for future employment.”

Iria Pizania, Business Development Executive at Founders4Schools, said: “I was delighted to present the Power User award to Jo Bishop and to celebrate her initiative and drive to support her students’ employability beyond the curriculum. Special thanks to the SAM Labs team who hosted us during a visit Jo organised for a group of sixth formers.”

“The students left inspired and excited about their futures and with a much clearer idea of what skills they will need for future employment.”

Iria Pizania, Business Development Executive at Founders4Schools, said: “I was delighted to present the Power User award to Jo Bishop and to celebrate her initiative and drive to support her students’ employability beyond the curriculum. Special thanks to the SAM Labs team who hosted us during a visit Jo organised for a group of sixth formers.”

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