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York College welcomes more than 1400 visitors to Taster Days

York College’s two recent Taster Days proved a big success as more than 1400 young people gained an insight into life and learning across the curriculum.

Taking place on January 11 and 13, the Taster Days offered a wide range of sessions in everything from bricklaying to robotics, and saw potential students head to the College from around the region.

On Thursday the College also welcomed Chris Nicholls, the Association of Colleges’ Area Director for North East and Yorkshire and Humber.

Chris met staff and students in several taster session throughout the day, covering a range of curriculum subjects. He also sampled the work of hospitality students at lunchtime in Ashfields Restaurant.

He described his day as a ‘real pleasure’ and thanked the staff and students who hosted him.

He said: “In difficult and unprecedented times it is amazing how all Colleges have maintained a first class service for all students, and instilled a business-as-usual approach to everything they do.

“The success of York College is based around the commitment and dedication that the staff show to the sector, and this came shining through in the discussions that I had with members of staff.

“The facilities and resources are state-of-the-art and contribute significantly to the experience everyone has when they walk through the door.

“The investment in, and dedication to, the community that York College serves is clear to see and it was a pleasure to experience first-hand.

“My thanks to everyone at the College for letting me share the day with you.”

The next Open Event at York College take place on February 15, from 5.30pm to 8pm. To register your place visit the February Open Event page.