Industry leaders help Newbury students unlock career potential
Industry leaders have helped Newbury students to broaden their career horizons.
Students at Newbury College and University Centre Newbury recently attended a personal development day to discover careers in engineering, uniformed public services and leadership and management.
The event welcomed a lineup of distinguished speakers, each bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience from their respective fields.
Haitel Patel, an executive and leadership coach with more than 15 years of experience, shared his insights on elevating both professional and personal potential.
And renowned transformation coach, Glen Smith Jr, joined the event live from Florida, sharing his journey of empowering hundreds over the past four years.
His talk focused on the importance of realising one's true potential, emphasising the transition from merely existing to truly thriving in life.
Harry Langhorne, founder of the FFI group, shared his experience as a young entrepreneur who has overcome the challenges of dyslexia.
Event organiser, Peter Alcock, said: "These speakers have been a great source of inspiration to me, and I wanted our students to benefit from their unique experiences and perspectives.
“I am incredibly grateful to them for giving their precious time to inspire the next generation of leaders."
Vice principal of Newbury College and University Centre Newbury, Lee Hunt MBE, also addressed the students.
He shared his journey from a prestigious career in the military to a respected leader in the education sector.
He emphasised the importance of developing transferable skills and taking advantage of opportunities opening new avenues for career progression.
The college said all the students came away from the event feeling motivated and inspired.