PESA Awards success at Paston Sixth Form College Students recently celebrated at Paston Sixth Form College receiving their PESA Awards.  These are Employability Skills Awards.  The Scheme is a points based system, where students build up points by completing a series of activities and tasks.  Examples include work experience placements, volunteering, mentor work, attending visitor speaker lectures and completing a first aid course.  This year, one student achieved the prestigious Gold Award, Dillon Rix, and fifteen students achieved Silver Awards – Cameron Bray, Harriet Bradnock, Phoebe Chambers, Katy Cockerton, James Cutts, Callum Fruish, Owen Fuller, Emily Gasparro, Tomas Hamelijnck, Callum Holmes, Sarah Knowles, Lewis Millard, Yasmin Rivett, Francesca Voisey and Olivia Walsh.  A further 148 students achieved the Bronze Award.

In today’s competitive job market, universities and employers are looking for students who have acquired knowledge and skills through their courses and also gained a range of other additional skills.  The PESA Award is a great example of students developing the skills needed to make a success of their future careers.

Kevin Grieve, Principal, said “the Scheme has gone from strength to strength over the last two years.  We are currently looking for a business sponsor to develop the Scheme even further next year”.

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