Curtis shares progression story with Bridge students

Updated 08/12/2016

Former student Curtis Cana has returned to Gower College Swansea to deliver an inspiring careers talk to students on The Bridge programme.

Curtis, who studied Level 3 Health and Care Social Care at the Tycoch campus, has since progressed to university and is also employed by the local authority so was able to give the students an insight into higher education and career opportunities.

“I want the students to know more about the huge variety of opportunities available to them at college and to encourage them to make the most of it," says Curtis. "As part of my work placement, I am happy to return to Gower College Swansea to share my experiences and pass on some tips and advice. I’m currently a Youth Club Worker and have recently applied for a position as a Youth Hub Development Officer. My course taught me so many transferable skills that are benefitting me now both at university and in my placement so I feel well qualified to meet with these students and demonstrate to them how they could also take the path to higher education and employment.”

“Curtis is becoming a superb role model for student at Gower College Swansea,” says lecturer Lucy Turtle, who organised the event. “We are now in the process of collaborating with him and the University of Wales Trinity Saint David to organise an event at Townhill. This will be a great opportunity for Bridge students to build links with a leading HE provider and local community groups.”

The Bridge Programme is aimed at young people aged 16-19 who are undecided about their future career path. It gives them an opportunity to sample a range of different subject areas, enabling them to make informed decisions about their next step and equipping them with skills and qualities that are required by employers and which make them better prepared for the world of work.