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World of Opportunities opens up at Reading College

Reading College is opening its doors to Year 9 and 10 pupils at a special World of Opportunities (WOOP) careers event on Wednesday 4 July.

Incorporating exhibitions and workshops, the event focuses on career opportunities in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths).

The STEM skills shortage means that it is becoming increasingly difficult for UK companies to recruit qualified staff. By forming relationships with local science, technology and engineering companies, Reading College is building a pipeline of talent that matches work ready, capable students with forward-thinking employers.

Over 1000 14 and 15 year olds from schools throughout Wokingham are expected to attend the event, which includes a careers fair and seminars from Thames Water and American construction company Jacobs. There will also be information and advice on current apprenticeships.

Joe Sammon, WOOP Project co-ordinator at Adviza said:

“This fantastic event, jointly delivered by Activate Learning and Adviza, offers students the opportunity to undertake practical activities, listen to talks from the leading STEM employers and also to find out about a wide variety of Berkshire companies in the Careers Fair Zone.”