15 Mar

It’s been another brilliant week for our Future Finders interns and on Thursday many of our students visited The Queen Elizabeth Hall to attend the annual Changing Horizons event, where they spent the full day accessing a range of workshops led by companies from across the North West. I popped in to see our students and they were having a fantastic time taking part in activities including Virtual Reality tours of a workplace and carrying out a search with police dogs! Such a fantastic experience for everyone! Now over to job coach Bethany for an update on the rest of their week..

Another busy week here at Medtia, and one that has also included employment success!

On Monday it’s our college day. In English we have been carrying on with our speaking element of our English Functional Skills exam and have been creating presentations on our placements and what our dream jobs would be in the future! We will be delivering these presentations in the next few weeks, so watch this space. In Maths this week, we have been looking at time and applying our knowledge of time to real life situations.

In Employability we have been looking at job applications and studying the person and job specifications of different roles so that we know and understand what is being asked of us when we are applying for a job.

On Tuesday we also had employment success! After a successful interview, Colette has secured long term voluntary employment at Dr Kershaw’s in the cafe! Well done Colette, we can’t wait to hear how it’s going in the next few weeks.

Tuesday and Wednesday for the rest of the students were our placement days and we have received positive feedback from our employers.

  • Stoneswood Retirement Home are really happy that Seb has increased his days there and both staff and residents are really enjoying his company.
  • Tara has received some positive feedback too from her placement at the Naughty but Nice café in Shaw as well. They commented on how polite Tara is to all the customers who come to the café, and have said how well Tara comes in and gets on with all the tasks she has been given.

This Thursday, however, was a little different for our students as we attended the Changing Horizons event at the Queen Elizabeth Hall. All the students found this a valuable experience, exploring what potential careers are available to them – and they all enjoyed the activities they did! Well done to Sufyaan who also won the ‘Naming the Robot’ competition!

Anne-Marie has more news for us of Tara..

A day in the of Tara 
The Clean Plate Kitchen

I currently do 2 different placements with Future Finders and I have also altered my timetable so that I work on a Friday to meet the needs of my new employer. 

Before the break I showed you around my first placement at a café in Shaw. As you will know if you read this blog regularly, I am now working at another café, The Clean Plate Kitchen in Oldham. Here is how my first day here went..

I arrive at The Clean Plate Café after travelling independently to my placement.

I have come in today and I have asked Colette if I can learn to make a latte. My Job Coach, Anne-Marie, has come to see me so she is my guinea pig! Here goes……….

Anne-Marie was impressed!

It gets really busy about dinnertime, so I have been busy serving the customers and keeping the café clean and tidy. Now it’s time to get home and have a well-earned rest! See you all back at Medtia!!

Another fantastic week! Have a restful weekend,

Daniel
Head of College

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