School Pupils Get Insight Into Local Leisure and Tourism Industry

School pupils from Ysgol Godre'r Berwyn were recently treated to an exclusive event at the John Lewis Partnership’s Bala Lake Hotel.

Jointly organised by Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor, Careers Wales, Canolfan Yr Urdd ,Glanllyn, and Bala Lake Hotel, the event was jam packed with insightful and interactive activities.

The students were given a masterclass in plating food by the Head Chef at the hotel, and were also given a behind the scenes tour and demo of the spa. Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor’s Outdoor Sports students in partnership with ‘Yr Urdd’ also held a team building session for the school children.

The visit was designed to show the vastly different career pathways that are available locally for young people in the hospitality and catering industry. Guest speakers at the event, Huw Symonds of Glan-Llyn, and Elaine Russell, the General Manager of Bala Lake Hotel, spoke about their experiences and knowledge of working within the industry.

Sam Barker, Business Engagement Advisor at Careers Wales, said,

"Exciting career opportunities are readily available within the Leisure and Tourism industry, and the event held at Bala Lake Hotel was invaluable in showcasing the wide range of opportunities available locally”

Elaine Russell, General Manager at Bala Lake Hotel, said,

"It was a pleasure to host the event here at Bala Lake Hotel. I’m hopeful that the event was successful in highlighting the fantastic careers available on the doorstep here in North Wales”.

“We look forward to working with Careers Wales and the college in the future”.

Eifion Owen, Programme Area Manager at Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor, explained,

"We are extremely grateful to Bala Lake Hotel, Careers Wales, and Yr Urdd, for hosting such a successful and inspiring event.”

“Careers within the Hospitality and Service industry are in such high-demand in this part of the country, the event was a fantastic opportunity for young people to see that a rewarding career is available on their doorstep”

“I’d encourage anybody who’s interested in a future in the industry to browse our variety of courses available at Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor”.

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