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Nescot event to have even more to offer for 2013

Jun 07, 2013

Nescot event to have even more to offer for 2013

Nescot is holding its popular annual family Summer Fair and Open Day on June 29 and this year the day has even more to offer.

Running from 11am until 2pm, the Open Day will include the popular dog show, tours of the college farm, hot food and cakes, children’s face painting and competitions with prizes.

Categories for the dog show include Best Young Dog, Best Veteran, and Best Rescue, with registration beginning at 10.30am and the competition beginning at 11.10am.

There will also be an art exhibition, live performances, a plant and craft stall, nail painting, hair plaiting, osteopathy consultations, penalty shoot-outs and plaster moulding.

Visitors will also be able to get advice on courses, funding and finance, pick up a prospectus, and find out about the Access courses for adults, which offer a new route into nursing, teaching, social work, science and IT.

This year Nescot will also host the WorldSkills UK South East IT competition, with activities including a talk and workshop run by InspirEngage CEO and 2011 Apprentice candidate Melody Hossaini.

Ms Hossaini will also give a talk entitled ‘Climbing the Ladder in Stilettos’ based on appearing in series seven of the BBC show The Apprentice.

The 26-year-old set up InspirEngage in 2009 in order to help young people fulfil their potential, and the social enterprise has now reached more than one million people in 100 countries.

The WorldSkills event will open to participants at 9.30am, followed by an open workshop led by Ms Hossaini on leadership and management at 11am.

The programme for the afternoon includes an industry forum think tank on women in IT, co-chaired by Nescot lecturer Sarah Khan and Ms Hossaini, and E-Resourcing founder and director Jon Tyler discussing the employment needs of the IT industry.

WorldSkills sees people competing in regional and national heats for the chance to represent their country in sectors including transportation and logistics, creative arts and fashion, and construction and building technology.

Nescot won gold, silver and bronze medals in IT and media at the WorldSkills UK event at Birmingham’s NEC in November last year, with student Matthew Boddy being chosen to join the UK’s IT team squad.

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