A COLLEGE attended by many students from the Huddersfield area has teamed up with a business services firm.
Calderdale College in Halifax has joined forces with Deloitte to help students on the Levels 1 and 2 BTEC business course.
Deloitte, which has its regional offices in Leeds, is providing training on matters such as interview techniques to help students make a good impression when applying for a job.
A group of 20 students aged 16 to 18 took part in the first workshop in the college’s boardroom. It focused on how to “dress for success”.
Karen Porter, the college’s course leader for BTEC Business, said: “This new link with a company of the stature of Deloitte is a huge bonus for our students and could give them the edge when they are applying for jobs.
“We are the only training provider in Calderdale to work with Deloitte and their validation of the qualification is an assurance of quality and professionalism.
“Most of our BTEC students will progress on to our higher education courses in business.
“Thanks to our partnership with Leeds Metropolitan University they can now go all the way to complete a full BA degree in business at Calderdale College, either full or part-time.”
Bob Thust, programme manager at Deloitte, said: “The programme offers students an insight into the realities of working in the private sector and training in the key areas of CV writing, interview skills and presentation skills.
“In addition to the core training in employability we are confident this will help young people to secure quality jobs with major employers.’’