City College is continuing in its efforts to support both local teenagers and the local economy by working in collaboration with a popular Plymouth secondary school.

Keen to support the city with raising aspirations, the College has already established partnerships with All Saints Academy Plymouth and Millbay Academy, and will be supporting Plymstock School with ensuring its pupils have access to impartial advice and guidance on post-16 options.

In addition to the various awareness-raising activities the College provides for all secondary schools in Plymouth, East Cornwall and West Devon, it will support Plymstock School pupils with planning for their futures through a tailored programme of careers events, including taster sessions, school-wide competitions and regular course and Apprenticeship information sessions at the School.

Ben Manning, the College’s Executive for Curriculum, Quality and Student Experience who is responsible for school partnerships, said: “Thanks to this collaboration, there will be hundreds more school-leavers every year making fully informed decisions about their futures.

“As part of our partnership commitment, City College will support Plymstock School in ensuring pupils are aware of the skill demands and areas of sector growth within our city enabling every one of them to raise their aspirations and take steps towards successful careers.”

Plymstock School head teacher Mr Robert Diment said: “Plymstock School is delighted to be working in partnership with City College Plymouth to ensure all of our pupils experience an enhanced careers education. The education landscape is changing, particularly with the introduction of T Levels which would suit those who are keen to start preparing for the workplace.

“By working together with City College, we can provide a range of opportunities to help our students onto the appropriate pathway that best suits their aspirations.”

Leader of Plymouth City Council and Plymstock School governor, Nick Kelly, said he was pleased to see another school collaborating with City College.

He said: “Partnerships and working in collaboration have never been more important than now. All of us – schools, colleges, employers – we all want to see the same thing and that is the creation of more highly skilled and well-paid jobs for the city, and that comes from making the most of the opportunities that come our way.”