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Coleg Llandrillo Students Organise Travel & Tourism Careers Conference

Coleg Llandrillo’s Travel & Tourism students recently organised a careers conference, which included showcase areas, interactive stands and presentations from a wide range of renowned tourism, hospitality and events organisations…all under stringent COVID-19 controls.

The Level 3 students, based at the college’s Rhos-on-Sea campus, spent months preparing, promoting, and marketing the dynamic event. Attendees got the chance to glean information on careers’ options from industry insiders, as well as finding out more about the skills and qualifications required, recruitment and work experience opportunities.

The event kicked-off with a student presentation, which included an address by the college principal Lawrence Wood, followed by an opportunity for the delegates to tour the college’s Travel & Tourism facilities. The employers were also invited to stay for a meal, which was prepared and served by Level 2 Hospitality students.

The student organisers managed to attract representatives from a wide range of businesses: Adventure Parc Snowdonia, Hilton Garden Inn and Spa, Always Aim High Events, Alpine Coaches, Conwy County Borough Council, Venue Cymru, Welsh Mountain Zoo, The White House, Rhuallt, Snowdonia National Park and Great Orme Mines.

Tutor Caroline Lewis said: “The tourism employment event was a great success. The students worked extremely hard in creating and organising all aspects, which has not only allowed them to gain an insight into the events industry, but also gave them strong links with local tourism employers.

“The event allowed students and employers from across North Wales to meet and interact, and we hope that following the success of this event we will be able to continue to build on these relationships, showcasing how employable the Coleg Llandrillo Tourism students are.”

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