College opens new Career Zone


Careers champions from across the UK have heralded Cornwall’s new Career Zone “a fantastic opportunity for young people”.

The new Career Zone, at Truro and Penwith College, was officially opened yesterday (Mar 30).

The facility has been constructed as part of an investment of £1.375 million the college has received from the Department for Education’s Strategic Development Fund for industry-led facility development.

The event also saw the college publish its new Careers Strategy, that will see it offer an enhanced level of careers advice to reenergise young people aged 11 – 18 across Cornwall to realise their career ambitions, find their futures and “make careers advice cool”.

The event saw almost 100 careers professionals and employers share best practice, advice and hear from a line-up of keynote speakers from the careers field.

Edward Bolitho OBE, Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall, was in attendance to officially cut the ribbon and open the new facilities at Truro College, with work underway to install the second Career Zone at Penwith College over the Easter break.

Tim Moody, employability and careers lead at the college, said: “The Career Zone will allow students to research job opportunities, analyse labour market information and conduct job readiness activities. It is vital for us as educators to prepare our young people for their futures, and to have a strong bond with employers.

“We are proud that our students will be able to get inspired by our new careers advisors and find out about amazing careers right here in Cornwall and beyond.”