29 November 2021
Our talented learners across Coleg Gwent have been given the unique opportunity to get creative and design a logo for the Torfaen Strategic Economic Forum’s new Business Forum. Members of the Entrepreneurship Group of the Torfaen Strategic Economic Forum recently visited Torfaen Learning Zone to launch the exciting competition for learners.
It’s a great opportunity for students to work on a real-world scenario for a local organisation, demonstrating their skills, talents and creativity in a live project. Students can also use this experience to develop their employability skills and enhance their CVs. Learners will have the opportunity to submit either hand-designed artwork or a digital logo design, and the winning entry will not only have their logo used by the Business Forum but will also receive a £100 voucher prize.
The Torfaen Strategic Economic Forum aims to create new business opportunities in the area to help improve the social well-being of the community and generate long term prosperity. It was created to encourage inward investment into the area, to help businesses grow and bring more career and employment options for people living in Torfaen. With the help of the Forum, it’s hoped that businesses in Torfaen will work in collaboration with local Borough officials and government representatives (both in Wales and Westminster) to provide and support individuals with the opportunity to sustain skilled and secure employment.
Alongside launching the logo design competition during their visit to Torfaen Learning Zone, the Forum members were introduced to a group of students working in the new Mac computer suite, and they were enthused by the motivation displayed by both learners and staff. Representative of the Forum, Jean Church, commented on how focused and stimulated the students were in her discussions with them. She was also inspired by the breadth of subject matter being covered as every student was undertaking a different element of the curriculum whilst still working side by side.
With a broad range of courses on offer at Coleg Gwent, our learners showcase an array of unique talents which will shine through the logo design competition. Zoe Blackler, Enterprise and Employability Manager at Coleg Gwent, is delighted that the Forum has invited our learners to take part in such a great opportunity to work on a real-world project. It’s a fantastic opportunity for us to harness and showcase the learner talent we have here at Coleg Gwent, for the development of employability skills, and also for the winner to see their logo used within the locality – an exceptional start to their CV and portfolio!
The competition closes on 6th December and is open to all learners at Coleg Gwent. To take part and find out further information about the competition, get in touch with the CG Ambitions Team.