Information evening at Falmouth Marine School

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By Em_Williams | Saturday, January 26, 2013, 15:32

Falmouth Marine School is holding an information evening for prospective students and their parents on Thursday 31st January. The event will run from 5pm until 7.30pm and is an opportunity to get a feel for student life, meet staff and students, explore the various departments and gather information on the courses on offer.

With all Year 11 students now having to stay in some form of learning or training until they are 17, the evening will provide an opportunity to discover more about the options available. This can take the form of full-time education, an apprenticeship or work with training.

Advice and guidance will be provided on finance, accommodation and courses and qualifications in Boatbuilding, Watersports, Marine Engineering and Marine Science.

The evening will give Falmouth Marine School a chance to showcase the extension to the Marine Biology and Ecology Centre which now has one of the largest marine teaching laboratories specialising in native marine biology in England.

Three-times its original size, the Marine Biology teaching area has a conference centre, a specialist laboratory for microbiology, water quality, environment rehabilitation and culture of marine organisms, an aquatic centre, and new scientific equipment.

The aquatic centre, which the students will develop during their course, includes sharks, corals, seahorses, piranhas and octopus.

Also on show will be the new Employment and Enterprise Department which works directly with employers and current students to help sort out work placements, projects and employment.

Marine Engineering student Matt James from Penzance, who secured a position with Wills Ridley through the scheme said: "The Employment and Enterprise scheme is great. It's a good way to meet potential employers and their staff, ensuring that the position is right for me and that I'm right for the employer."

Head of College David Stedman, said: "We have a lot to offer prospective students and our schedule of information events is a perfect way to assist them in the decisions they have to make about their futures. These additional facilities will enhance the student experience and ensure that they are ready for the work-place; something we value very highly at Falmouth Marine School.

We are a specialist college that offers entry level to degree level courses, including apprenticeships, many of which are not offered anywhere else in the county. This development will allow us to grow our specialist provision and we look forward to inviting people to come and have a look."

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