Carlisle College remains closed for face to face teaching during the current social distancing measures in place across the UK, but they have been successful in mobilising a remote workforce made up of student volunteers who are keen to support local businesses during this challenging time.
The student volunteers have a wide range of skill sets, along with a real desire to help the local community. The scheme also gives students the opportunity to gain some invaluable work experience. Whether it be creating a social media presence for your company, designing logos and marketing material, creating website content, conducting market research, or other ad hoc administrative tasks, Carlisle College could have a student volunteer with just the skills you need.
Katie Higgins, Work Placement Officer at Carlisle College said, “I’m delighted and proud to be co-ordinating this scheme to help the local community during these unprecedented times. We have been really impressed with the number of students who have come forward and engaged with the project to help fill the gaps in business needs and we have already had a great response from local employers signing up.
“The scheme is not just open to existing businesses, perhaps during lock-down you have recently turned your hobby into a business and need an additional skill set to get your idea up and running…we would love to help!” says Katie.
To apply for volunteer support an ‘Expression of Interest’ form can be accessed via www.carlisle.ac.uk or alternatively, to explore the offer of help in greater detail businesses are asked to contact [email protected].
Whilst teaching and learning at Carlisle College has moved entirely online, applications for all courses and Apprenticeships for September 2020, as well as advice processes, continue to be available through the college website at www.carlisle.ac.uk