City College Plymouth catering students set to ‘wow’ local care home residents!

City College Plymouth Marks Colleges Week 2012 by Hosting Residents from a Local Care Home for Lunch

City College Plymouth is holding a special lunch for residents of Thorn Park Care Home in the College’s training restaurant, PL1, on Monday 12 November as part of Colleges Week 2012, which runs from 11-18 November.

The aim of the lunch is to showcase the opportunities offered by the College and raise awareness of what the College can do, such as providing the necessary skills to access a wide range of careers.

A total of 20 residents and their carers from the care home will enjoy a selection of main courses and desserts, which will be prepared and served by the College’s hospitality and catering students in PL1 the College’s in-house training restaurant.

Helen Marshall, Head of Hospitality and Catering at the College, said: “We are delighted to welcome members of the local community to our restaurant. As well as enjoying the excellent food, prepared and served by our students, customers provide the essential ingredient of real life experience which enables our students to practise their skills. It is lovely to see them interact with older members of the community and really improves their confidence and interpersonal skills. Colleges Week is all about connecting with the local community and showing how the College can improve the employability of its students. This lunch will certainly achieve that.”

Colleges Week, now in its fifth year, is a national initiative that seeks to raise awareness of the vital role Colleges play in improving people’s chances of getting into work and helping businesses to grow. Working to a central theme of employability and work-readiness, activities will be held up and down the country to encourage people to ‘get into College’ and find out what it can do for them.

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