Following on from the success of the MEDaL (Meet, Eat, Drink and Learn) programme last summer, a second group of students completed a full day of employability skills on Wednesday 7th March in order to better equip them for the world of work. They were put through a rigorous programme of interactive activities including communication and presentation skills, team building and leadership, managing projects and events, constructing an original personal statement/CV and interview skills. The course was again led by Professor Jo Andrews from the University of Birmingham and hosted at the Royal Hotel in the centre of Sutton.
Through the generous funding of the Sutton Coldfield Charitable Trust, 40 more Arthur Terry students will have the opportunity this year to learn these essential skills, which will be invaluable to them in the competitive world of the future. All of our students came away from the day admitting to feeling more confident about approaching a job application and were unanimously glad to have had the opportunity to attend. There will be a further group of students who will complete the course in the summer term.