During Autumn half term, Richmond upon Thames College’s IT students were busy in the new college building, as they carried out work experience and set up various computer rooms.
First and second year Information Technology BTEC Level 3 students worked at the College during their half term holiday to support the College’s IT Support team in moving, re-cabling and tying in computers. Steve Hacon, IT Manager, explained to the students how to patch and test networking by logging on to the computers to confirm the correct college logon.
Anna O’Flaherty, Assistant Head of School for STEM, said, “The students’ work experience included organisation and team working skills. All skills gained contribute not only to their course but also give them a good insight and experience into their future work life.”
After the opening of the new college building in spring 2020, where the IT students have already done many hours of work experience, construction of our new future technology-focussed STEM Centre (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) will start next year.