An opportunity for some of South Staffordshire College’s students to be in the thick of this year’s Olympic action has been offered as part of a recent four day training course.
Students aged 16 and 17 were helped with funding by OPKIT (Operative Kit Training for Military, Police and Security Services), in completing a Door Supervisory Course at the College and gaining a Certificate and a Level 2 qualification to work in London during the Olympics.
Learners will be applying for their role in June through Lichfield District Council, where they can select roles such as street dresser, car park and route marshal or city ambassador.
Helen Pettit, Engagement Co-ordinator, said the opportunity was one that the College is proud of and which provides a once in a lifetime opportunity.
“We have the world’s biggest sporting event coming to the UK and our learners could be on the front line, representing their country and the College in front of international guests, dignitaries and members of the public.
The specialised training given to our students creates an opportunity for them to be ambassadors as well as improving their employability through volunteering.”
One of the students, Charlotte Clamp, who participated in the training said, “The course was useful, fun and educational. It gave me an insight into what opportunities are available and this will help my chances of involvement with the Olympics.”