Truro and Penwith College's National Award Finalist Again
Truro and Penwith College's Health, Wellbeing and Sport (HWS) team have for the second year in a row been recognised by Association of Colleges (AoC) for the outstanding work they are delivering. The College's HWS 'Fit for College: Fit for Work' programme came runner-up in the AoC's national 'Outstanding Development in College Sport' Award.
The 'Fit for College: Fit for Work' six week practical programme was developed for students training to enter the construction industry. The course, which has been endorsed by leading names from the industry including 'Bovis Homes' and 'Screw Fix', prepares students for the physically demanding workplace. Students are taught safe lifting techniques, alongside ways to develop their own personal strength.
Close partnership working across the Sports and Construction faculties has helped ensure the success of the programme, with significant contributions from Carpentry Lecturer, Karl Sanderson, a keen sports person who appreciates the benefits of being healthy and active himself.
The majority of the programmes technique training takes place in the College's fitness suite, with some industry specific practical sessions being undertaken in the construction education buildings. The course has been delivered to Carpentry, Plastering and Bricklaying students, leading many to regularly participate in HWS timetabled activities and even having bi-spoke training plans written for them by the HWS team.
Julian Wills said "We are delighted to once again be recognised at a national level for the work we are delivering at Truro and Penwith College. The establishment of initiatives such as the 'Fit for College: Fit for Work' programme are really important to us. They provide essential health and wellbeing learning opportunities for our students, and lay the platform for lifelong personal wellbeing"