The project will give 48 students the opportunity to experience a range of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects, in partnership with Johnson & Johnson companies such as DePuy Synthes, Janssen Pharmaceutical, LifeScan and Noramco.
The aim of the programme is to provide academic enrichment for students, encourage them to pursue health and sciences careers, whilst providing them with opportunities to explore further and higher education in an interactive and inclusive environment.
The students will benefit from residential trips, master classes, museum visits and college tours to enhance their learning experience and broaden their understanding of educational options for the future.
Danielle Choma, Transition and Engagement Manager at Leeds City College, said: “We’re really excited about this project as it will give pupils a taste of life after secondary school and bring to light the many different STEM routes they can pursue.
“We’ll be providing career lectures, introductions to higher education as well as fun sessions at our astronomy STAR centre and our engineering Fab Lab, all part of the state of the art facilities at Keighley College.”
Leeds City College has a strong relationship with South Leeds Academy and has worked closely with staff and students over the years to deliver a number of student events.