Students Pick up Tips from the Experts


Students from City of Wolverhampton College picked up tips from the experts when they were visited by a local entrepreneur.

Around 45 business students from Levels 1, 2 and 3 listened to Vicki Phipps, founder and director of Mindful Gifts, talk about her journey to business success.

Work Placement Supervisor at the college Steve Preston said: “We are very grateful to Vicki for giving up her time to share her story with students. Hearing her talk was incredibly inspirational for our students and shows what they can achieve if they put their minds to it.”

“It is vital for young people to get an insight into business and we are always looking to work with companies large and small to provide work related input and work experience.”

Mindful Gifts provides a range of gifts and activities suitable for older people and people with dementia. It recently won Social Enterprise West Midlands’ SE Potential award for its promising future.

City of Wolverhampton College offers a range of courses for people living in Wolverhampton, Bilston, Walsall, Dudley, Halesowen, Stourbridge, Bridgnorth, Sandwell and the wider West Midlands area. These include short, evening courses, both part-time and full-time qualifications, A Levels, apprenticeships, traineeships, university level courses and foundation degrees and courses for the unemployed.

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