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Posted: 03/10/11

Masterclasses are just the business

More than 25 students at Shirebrook Academy were introduced to different aspects of business when bosses at Vision West Notts staged a series of masterclasses.

Groups took turns to learn about branding and advertising from the college’s director of marketing and learner engagement Louise Knott, and employee relations matters from human resources director Tracey Thompson.

The sessions, on Tuesday 27 September, were held to mark national Colleges Week, which ran from 26 September to 2 October.  Backed by hundreds of colleges across the country, this year’s theme was ‘Connecting with Communities’.

Fifteen-year-old Corey King said: “I learned about marketing and how companies use advertising and other ways to publicise their business.”

Fellow student Bridie Widdowson, 16, said: “The sessions opened my eyes to different elements of business and what’s involved in running an organisation.”

Pictured with Louise Knott (back, centre) and Tracey Thompson (back, right) are pupils (from left) Sherry Chen, 14, Bridie Widdowson, 16, Olivia Lucas, 15, Joshua O’ Callaghan, 15, and Corey King, 15.