The placement is part of a scheme organised by the College's work experience co-ordinator Jane Stevenson that gives students with learning difficulties the opportunity to discover what they are capable of achieving in the workplace.
It gives the students a valuable insight into the world of work and the positive input they could make but, most importantly, it helps to build their confidence, and social skills, and hopefully encourage them into seeking paid employment once their studies have finished.
Despite her nervousness when she first started working at the Sea Life centre Laura's confidence has grown so much now that she gives educational talks to school children.
even been known to dress up as Sea Life centre
mascot Myrtle the Turtle!
Work Experience Co-ordinator Jane Stevenson
said: "It is my role to find work placements for our students, and forge partnerships with employers and the College that remain ongoing.
I closely monitor each student's progress and identify with each student what it is they would like to achieve from their placement."
Companies in the region interested in working with South Birmingham College
to offer work placements should contact Jane
on 0121 694 5016 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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