London 2012 Chair Seb Coe highlights employment opportunities in Camden during a visit to Westminster Kingsway College
04 November 2011
Westminster Kingsway College welcomed Seb Coe, Chair of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG), as the College hosted the Camden Council Employment and Skills Opportunities Fair to ensure that local residents and students in Camden are aware of the employment opportunities during and beyond the London 2012 Games.
The fair, which was held at Westminster Kingsway College’s King’s Cross Centre in Camden, gave local residents the chance to meet businesses who are recruiting for thousands of London 2012 related jobs in a wide range of industries including catering, hospitality, retail and cleaning and to meet local training providers like Westminster Kingsway College who offer specialist vocational training in all of these areas.
The Employment and Skills Opportunities Fair was organised by Camden Council in partnership with Jobcentre Plus and Westminster Kingsway College, bringing together businesses offering employment opportunities during London 2012 such as Compass Group, Smart Event Catering Ltd, Crossrail, Sodexo Prestige and ARAMARK as well as community organisations, including Jobs in Mind and Camden Jobtrain and an opportunity for attendees to find out about apprenticeships, volunteering opportunities, and careers in construction with support from the King’s Cross Construction Skills Centre.
Seb Coe, Chair of the LOCOG, said: “I have greatly enjoyed visiting the Employment and Skills Opportunities Fair at Westminster Kingsway College and highlighting to Camden’s residents just how many opportunities there will be with London 2012 over the next few months. The London Borough of Camden will play a key role in the London 2012 Games next year, hosting the world’s media in Bloomsbury. Camden’s creativity and energy will ensure that they get the best first impression of London and what the Games will be all about.”
Andy Wilson, Principal of Westminster Kingsway College, said: “The Olympic and Paralympic Games are a real motivation for our students and the young people of London to get involved during London 2012. At Westminster Kingsway College, our students are already participating through volunteering, skills training and employment opportunities and we will be able to build a lasting legacy for our students during and after the Games. Through our specialist Hospitality training, students are finding opportunities to be part of the London 2012 workforce and our Creative and Digital Media students are developing design projects as part of the Cultural Olympiad.”
Councillor Nasim Ali, Leader of Camden Council, said: “We are delighted to host the Camden Council Employment and Skills Opportunities Fair at Westminster Kingsway College where I actually studied myself. The College really helped me to get where I am today and I am delighted to be back here. The London Borough of Camden will be one of the main transport links to the Olympic and Paralympic Games and so will be welcoming thousands of visitors to London.”
Seb Coe and delegates from Camden Council also heard from three Westminster Kingsway College students about their studies at the College, their preparations for London 2012 and how they are hoping to benefit from employment during the Games. Click here to read the full article
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