The Isle of Wight College is going ahead with its planned open day on Wednesday 29th April, but it will be held in a different format due to the coronavirus restrictions.
In order to comply with social distancing requirements, the open day will be a ‘virtual’ experience. Curriculum and support staff from across the college, including trained careers advisers, will be available to speak online and via the telephone with individuals, to give information on relevant courses and answer any questions.
Principal, Debbie Lavin CBE, says:
“The College is open for business and we look forward to hearing from you. Whether you’re looking for options, already sure of your career path, or just want some friendly advice and information – there is a place for you at college – just get in touch”.
Appointments can be pre-booked by email ([email protected]), phone (01983 526631) or social media (@iwcollege on Facebook Messenger, Twitter or Instagram) with the following teams:
- Course leaders – who will answer questions about specific courses
- Careers advisers – who will help to identify the best route for you to achieve your career goals, whether that is preparing for university or a vocational study programme to get you ready for work
- Student services team – for general enquiries, including information on financial support available, whether you are eligible for a bus pass or travel support, or help with child care costs.
The College has been operating remotely since the government-imposed closure on 20th March, although it has remained open on a very limited basis for students who have a social worker, an EHCP or whose parents/carers are key workers.