Hot on the heels of an extremely successful conference that gave students from Coleg Menai the opportunity to listen and chat to actors, directors, artists and other professionals from the creative industry, another event has taken place aimed at raising awareness of the variety of careers available in the sector.

Organised by Sgiliaith and Hunaniaith, the Creative Industries Careers Fair took place at Coleg Menai, Friars site, and saw over 40 students who follow courses in Art and Design, Media Production (TV and Film) and Performing Arts at the college attend to discuss their future ambitions with local organisations. Representatives from companies including the Arts Council of Wales, Oriel Môn, Pontio, Frân Wen, Rondo and S4C chatted to students about their options and the importance of Welsh language skills in the sector.

Grŵp Llandrillo Menai's Bilingualism Officer, Sioned Williams said,

We were delighted to welcome our students to this Careers Fair, and would like to thank all of the organisations who took part for giving up their time to come.

She added,

It is so very important for our students to be able to make informed decisions about their future careers, and these kind of events enable them to do just that. I think our students realised today how beneficial bilingualism is within this industry, and I hope that they have gained inspiration from some of those already working in the sector.

For more information on bilingualism and Welsh and English communication skills for the post-14 education sector, or to arrange training, go to: www.gllm.ac.uk/sgiliaith/ 

For more information on courses at Coleg Menai, please visit www.gllm.ac.uk