Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult (CGT Catapult) Skills Team were pleased to support a student/parent open event at North Hertfordshire College, Stevenage Campus, on the afternoon of 16th November. As the local Further Education college, they are proud to offer a huge range of highly-rated post 16 skills and education programmes working in partnership with regional businesses and national industries to shape their teaching whilst developing real-life work experience.

NHC Stevenage Campus hosts several specifically designed facilities delivering courses such as their Applied Science and Access to Higher Education qualifications as well as being an integral part of the regional Institute of Technology bid being led by Hertfordshire University. Colleagues from key businesses within the cluster have supported the college by delivering technical and scientific presentations aligned to their curriculum as well as supporting the development of professional workplace behaviours such as project management and scientific communications with the aim of supporting the talent pipeline into STEM careers.

Open Day

The Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult open day stand attracted countless future students to think about where their qualifications could take them and introduced students and parents to the potential for higher and degree apprenticeships on their doorstep within a world-leading cluster with technical skills gaps.

Demonstration on the virtual reality tour of the CGT Catapult Stevenage Manufacturing Innovation Centre engaged the students in the types of environments they may be working in whilst discussing the sorts of job roles available to them. Subject matter tutors and curriculum leaders were delighted with the response to the CGT Catapult’s stand with students across the curriculum inspired by future career pathways within their local area.