Thousands of former City of Liverpool College students and current apprentices are employed in Liverpool hotels, bars and restaurants, with many more studying for a life in the city’s growing sector
The City of Liverpool College will celebrate the thriving hospitality and leisure scene during Visitor Economy Week and showcase the huge contribution it makes to the city region.
Thousands of former college students and current apprentices are employed in Liverpool hotels, bars and restaurants, with many more studying for a life in the city’s growing sector.
Visitor Economy Week will take place from February 6-9 and will showcase a variety of opportunities and diverse skills associated with a career in the visitor economy.
During the week, more than 60 activities are taking place to provide a taste of working in hospitality, retail, tourism and travel.
Events being held by the college include a guest masterclass with Michelin-star chef and former student Liam Trotman; an Indian street food cookery class; an artisan bread workshop; a session on learning how to make pastries and cupcakes; a butchery class; and a cocktail masterclass at The Alchemist.
There will also be a careers fair and more classes showcasing the college’s raft of courses.
Chefs who work at some of the most popular eateries in the business district will be riding through the city centre in their whites on City Bikes, visiting and sampling food and drink at hotels and restaurants from the college’s Roscoe Street Learning Exchange to Exchange Flags on February 8
The City of Liverpool College’s principal Elaine Bowker said: “The college is the biggest in the city region and many talented and hard-working students have gone on from one of our courses to work in the visitor economy sector, with some opening their own businesses in Liverpool or going on to earn top accolades, like Liam Trotman.
“We are aiming to showcase the variety of opportunities in visitor economy that can be taken advantage of and I am delighted our partners are joining us in demonstrating how important this sector is to the city and wider region.”
Students are being encouraged to sign up to the website and register for the events at www.visitoreconomyweek.co.uk which has a full timetable of events and more information.