College Celebrates Visitor Economy Week
February 10, 2017
Knowsley Community College staff and students have been working to promote vital areas of the Liverpool City Region’s economy this month, by putting on a range of events and masterclasses for Visitor Economy Week.
Visitor Economy Week is a collaboration between the key Further Education colleges in the Liverpool City Region, with a calendar of events aimed at showcasing the area’s growing visitor economy and demonstrating the diverse skills associated with the sector and each college.
The College’s Hospitality and Catering team kicked off KCC’s week on Tuesday 6th February, working with Lord Derby Academy to teach school children a range of exciting cookery techniques, including poultry butchery, and a masterclass in cake decoration. Other events carried on into Wednesday, with talks at Knowsley Safari Park and tours of Knowsley Hall, as well as a visit to Acorn Farm for Supported Learning.
Visitor Economy Week for KCC culminated on Thursday, with the College hosting Love Is In The Air, a catwalk performance showing the best that the creative industries have to offer the visitor economy, with performances from Music and Performing Arts students, and makeup and hair from the Hair and Beauty team; alongside Sail The World – an exciting talk by cruise line professionals in conjunction with our Travel and Tourism team to discuss careers at sea and the cruise industry’s links with the Liverpool City Region.
After a busy Thursday, the Hospitality and Catering team attended the Shankly Hotel in Liverpool City Centre to work with colleagues from St Helens College, The City of Liverpool College and more in preparing a gala dinner to celebrate the end of VE Week.
Tammy Lennon, Section Manager for Hospitality and Catering, said, ““I am extremely proud of the hospitality staff and learners at KCC. They represented the College by maintaining a professional and exemplary attitude during the preparation and cooking for the closing gala dinner at the Shankly Hotel”. She went on to add, “The whole experience has enabled learners from all courses to sample what Knowsley has to offer and engage with businesses to establish how the work force in Knowsley recruit”.
If you’re interested in being a part of the growing visitor economy, you can apply for a range of courses in Hospitality, Catering, Music and more at KCC today.