Back in 2006 a key careers convention held by Furness College offered hundreds of students a route into the workplace.

Furness College was and is one of the largest providers of education and training in the South Lakeland and are known to offer unparalleled range of full-time education courses, apprenticeship programmes, facilities and the very best in learning opportunities.

The 2006 Careers Convention was about helping pupils make the right decisions to forward their careers.

The convention provided pupils with the opportunity to talk directly with people in the know employers, trainers, mentors, colleges, universities, sixth forms, volunteers, and businesses.

Stall operators were ready to answer questions and point young people in the right direction to advance their futures and gain a goal orientated approach to their education.

Over 7000 students passed through the doors of Furness College each year and went on to either further education or full-time employment. They were testament to the college’s reputation as a high-quality provider of education and training.

In 2006 the college was also delighted to announce its partnership with University for Cumbria (U4C) strategy. The expansion of their already impressive higher education portfolio of university courses and more opportunities for higher education in the South Lakes area was welcomed by the community.

Furness College also welcomed feedback and bosses were excited to see the results of the scheme unfold. They were also very proud to boost the best FE college Ofsted report in Cumbria. The Careers Convention played a major role in their development to offer an insight into the workplace. Bosses said the convention was as useful to education as any lesson held at the college. Pupils were encouraged to bring their own questions for the stall holders and offer their own career plans to advice from mentors.