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6th - 9th February 2017

Introduction to Visitor Economy Week

Welcome to the second Liverpool City Region Visitor Economy Week. The week will deliver a calendar of over sixty events and activities with event partner Merseytravel and with our launch sponsor Liverpool ONE.

This year the region will host events between February 6th - 9th 2017

The 4 days of activity will showcase the variety of opportunities and the diverse skills associated with the region’s growing visitor economy. All our events have been planned by the key FE colleges of the Liverpool City Region in collaboration with their partners including Riverside College, Hugh Baird College, St Helens College, Knowsley Community College, Southport College, Wirral Met College, The City of Liverpool College.

The events will provide a taste of what life can be like working in hospitality, retail, tourism and travel. You are invited to join us for what will be a fun, informative and interactive programme of activity designed to give the next generation the chance to       Have A Go!

Events to choose from include

“A Day in the Life” at Liverpool John Lennon Airport and Hugh Baird College

“Sail the World” with the Cruise Industry, with Knowsley Community College

 A ferry trip and visit to U Boat Story and Spaceport with Mersey Ferries

A Spring Fashion Show, by Riverside College

A Bake Off, with Southport College

Aviation Careers with Wirral Met and Swiss Port

A Masterclass with Lamb, with St Helens College

 “Under, On and Over Tours” with Liverpool ONE

 “Chefs on Bikes" with the City of Liverpool College

The week's events will conclude with a closing dinner at Signature Living’s football themed Shankly Hotel, in Liverpool City Centre.

This is why we are Holding A Visitor Economy Week

The City Region’s Visitor Economy generates £4.1bn and plays a vital part in the City Region's economy with massive potential and opportunity for the next generation.

Visitor Economy Week aims to raise the profile of the sector and enhance its perception as a progressive career choice. This has developed with the work the Local Enterprise Partnership's Visitor Economy team have been progressing with the FE Colleges and skills providers across the City Region, to ensure skill development sits at the forefront of improving the competitiveness and quality of the sector.

Together an implementation plan has been developed which sets out a range of actions, of which increasing secondary school engagement as a means of facilitating career progression and targeting those students seeking vocational training opportunities that exist outside of the 6th form is a major priority.

The launch event takes place on Monday 6th February, 3.30-5.30pm at Merseytravel’s iconic Head Office, at No 1 Mann Island at the Pier Head. Guests will include key representatives and stakeholders from within the Visitor Economy who are committed to investing in young people to help them realise their potential within this exciting and diverse sector.

Events

VE Week Opening Presentation

Riverside College

6th Feb  - 6th Feb

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National Adopt A School Week - Nor..

Claremont Farm

6th Feb  - 6th Feb

Outline of the day Children will arrive around 9.30am for a 10am start Children will be split into 4 groups of 15 children, 1 or 2 teachers allo....more info

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Ferries and Spaceport Tour

Mersey Ferries

6th Feb  - 6th Feb

A one hour trip on the famous Mersey Ferries, covering the sights and sounds of the historic river Mersey, including a running commentary about the ....more info

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VE Week Opening Launch

Merseytravel Mann Island

6th Feb  - 6th Feb

The launch of Visitor Economy week 2017. ..more info

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Learn the Lingo

Riverside College

6th Feb  - 6th Feb

Extend your basic phrases to improve your life skills, meet new people and open up new job opportunities..more info

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A Day in the Life at the Hard Days..

Hard Days Night Hotel

6th Feb  - 6th Feb

Students will experience "A Day in the Life" at the "Hard Days Night" hotel with a day dedicated to the Beatles, this will include a tour of the won....more info

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Master Butchery Class

St Helens College

7th Feb  - 7th Feb

A masterclass of Lamb butchery, with cuts being prepared for fine dining. ..more info

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A Day in the Life at Liverpool Joh..

John Lennon Airport

7th Feb  - 7th Feb

What's it like to work in a busy international airport? This event will identify some of the key roles at an airport with the opportunity to shadow ....more info

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Heritage - The Future

Port Sunlight Village

7th Feb  - 7th Feb

combination of talks and workshops to investigate the skills that we need to keep going to ensure the future of heritage buildings and attractions...more info

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Skills Demonstrations

Southport College

7th Feb  - 7th Feb

Whole College Open Evening with various VE themed events/demonstrations taking place - butchery, nail art, bread making, valentine biscuits...more info

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Scouse on the Mersey

Hugh Baird College

7th Feb  - 7th Feb

Catering and VE students will join forces to welcome commuters to our city with a warm pot of scouse and a cup of tea. We will welcome aboard the fe....more info

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Cook Off Challenge

Riverside College

7th Feb  - 7th Feb

Make your next Shrove Tuesday a rainbow of pancake art. ..more info

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Cake Decorating

Knowsley Community College

7th Feb  - 7th Feb

Demonstration of a range of dessert ideas ..more info

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Careers in Transport and Logistics

Abacus UK Training Ltd

7th Feb  - 7th Feb

Huyton Travel Ltd, Abacus UK Training Ltd has been working alongside Merseytravel, City of Liverpool College, NW Education & Training and other part....book now

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Live the Dream at Everton

Goodison Park

7th Feb  - 7th Feb

A tour of Goodison Park. ..more info

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Lee Stafford Recipes

Knowsley Community College

7th Feb  - 7th Feb

Demonstration of the innovative hair styles created by Lee Stafford. ..more info

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The Virtual VE Treasure Hunt

Riverside College

7th Feb  - 7th Feb

Find your inner Indiana Jones by searching and finding the virtual, iconic treasures of the northwest ..more info

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Mersey Tunnels Skills Show

Mersey Tunnels

7th Feb  - 7th Feb

Mersey Tunnels careers event with a contextualised tunnel tour. Details are on: http://www.merseytunnels.co.uk/nossl/html/tunnel_tour.php ..more info

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Butchery Masterclass

Knowsley Community College

7th Feb  - 7th Feb

Butchery demonstration on poultry and use of all different cuts, different cooking methods and menu dish ideas...more info

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Renshaws

City of Liverpool College

7th Feb  - 7th Feb

Whether you're a professional sugar crafter or a gifted amateur, this session is designed for local business and employers to upskill and learn the ....more info

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Barista

City of Liverpool College

7th Feb  - 7th Feb

The session will introduce you to skills needed to operate an espresso machine and show them techniques needed to produce the espresso drinks that a....book now

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Wirral Young Chef

Wirral Met College

7th Feb  - 7th Feb

Beginning with the individual heats through January and February discerning diners can go along and judge the shortlisted chefs in their own establi....more info

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Familiarisation Tours

Wirral Met College

7th Feb  - 7th Feb

Tourism Students - A full itinerary that encompasses some key wirral landmarks and tourism locations from 5 star accommodation to heritage sites and....more info

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Artisan Bread

City of Liverpool College

7th Feb  - 7th Feb

To up-skill and learn the skills and knowledge to produce a range of artisan breads including rustic, sour and sweet dough's, continental and decor....book now

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Guest Chef Dinner

City of Liverpool College

7th Feb  - 7th Feb

Award winning Chef-Patrons from renowned Oxfordshire Restaurant Orwells @ Shiplake will be preparing Michelin Tasting Menu..more info

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Liverpool ONE: Under, On and Over

Liverpool One

7th Feb  - 7th Feb

The team at Liverpool ONE and The Merseyside Maritime Museum will be giving a guided tour of Liverpool's commercial heritage, reflecting on the city....more info

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Development Chef Masterclass

City of Liverpool College

7th Feb  - 7th Feb

Major International Stock Base Product Demonstration..more info

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Suppliers Demonstration

City of Liverpool College

7th Feb  - 7th Feb

Robot Coupe International will be demostrating their lastest kitchen Food processors..more info

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Liverpool ONE: Under, On and Over

Liverpool One

7th Feb  - 7th Feb

The team at Liverpool ONE and The Merseyside Maritime Museum will be giving a guided tour of Liverpool’s commercial heritage, reflecting on the ci....more info

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HE goes to the Pullman at Kings Dock

Pullman Hotel

8th Feb  - 8th Feb

The first new build Pullman Hotel, part of the Accor hotels group, opens its doors to the City of Liverpool College Degree students. A select group ....more info

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Guest Chef Evening

Hugh Baird College

8th Feb  - 8th Feb

Hugh Baird College and the L20 Hotel School host an evening with Mark Poynton of Alimentum and Gary Usher of Sticky Walnut...more info

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Visitor Economy Careers Fair

City of Liverpool College

8th Feb  - 8th Feb

Jobcentre Plus in Partnership with The City of Liverpool College are holding a Hospitality Jobs Fair as part of The Visitor Economy Week. Employe....more info

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Pullman chef demonstartion

Pullman Hotel

8th Feb  - 8th Feb

For a select group of students, an insight into the food at Pullman Liverpool. How to create an inspiring menu to satisfy every palate, keep the me....more info

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Maritime City and tour - Past, Pre..

Hugh Baird College

8th Feb  - 8th Feb

This tour will highlight the global significance of Liverpool and its many docks over time and reveal how the city interacted with the world through....more info

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Working in Knowsley Safari Park

Knowsley Safari Park

8th Feb  - 8th Feb

A behind the scenes tour of life, working in a safari park. ..more info

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Wildflowers

National Wildflower Centre

8th Feb  - 8th Feb

Activities and demonstrations to raise awareness about the importance of wildflowers and creative conservation...more info

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Liverpool City Tours

Hugh Baird College

8th Feb  - 8th Feb

Students will experience a Liverpool City Tour from the beatles museum to the legendary Liver Birds...more info

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Secrets of Living Ventures Alchemi..

City of Liverpool College

8th Feb  - 8th Feb

With room to still grow further, is your venue ready to increase in demand? Are your staff trained and confident to develop drinks to a high specifi....more info

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Barista

City of Liverpool College

8th Feb  - 8th Feb

The session will introduce you to skills needed to operate an espresso machine and show them techniques needed to produce the espresso drinks that a....more info

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Breadmaking and Cupcake Creations

City of Liverpool College

8th Feb  - 8th Feb

An introduction to the art of bread making and cupcake creation for school pupils. Skills developed will include shaping of dough, and the decoratio....more info

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Liverpool ONE: Under, On and Over

Liverpool One

8th Feb  - 8th Feb

The team at Liverpool ONE and The Merseyside Maritime Museum will be giving a guided tour of Liverpool’s commercial heritage, reflecting on the ci....more info

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Vinotecca wine tasting experience

Pullman Hotel

8th Feb  - 8th Feb

Pullman dishes are paired with fine wines, including those from the Vinoteca by Pullman wine library. Gain an understanding of the Vinoteca experien....more info

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The Technology of Pullman

Pullman Hotel

8th Feb  - 8th Feb

An interactive demonstration with Pullman reception staff using the latest techniques to make guest check in fast and efficient...more info

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Guest Chef Masterclass

City of Liverpool College

8th Feb  - 8th Feb

Authentic Indian Street Food Demonstration..more info

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Butchery Masterclass

City of Liverpool College

8th Feb  - 8th Feb

Butchery Masterclass from leading city butchers Hogans..more info

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Sugar Craft Skills

City of Liverpool College

8th Feb  - 8th Feb

An introduction to the art of sugar paste, royal icing and modelling paste...more info

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Masterclass in Chocolate

Riverside College

8th Feb  - 8th Feb

Indulge yourself in the magical world of chocolate and the amazing products of the cocoa bean. ..more info

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Liverpool ONE: Under, On and Over

Liverpool One

8th Feb  - 8th Feb

The team at Liverpool ONE and The Merseyside Maritime Museum will be giving a guided tour of Liverpool’s commercial heritage, reflecting on the ci....more info

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Masterclass Coffee

Riverside College

8th Feb  - 8th Feb

Enter the world of coffee and start your journey in becoming a barista. ..more info

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Careers in the Aviation Industry

Wirral Met College

8th Feb  - 8th Feb

Hosted by Swissport one of the largest aviation employers nationally. Talks, demonstrations and activities demonstrating this vibrant industry. Int....more info

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Themed Celebrity Chef Evening

Wirral Met College

8th Feb  - 8th Feb

An evening of good food and fine wine hosted by a local celebrity chef. ..book now

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Wirral Young Bake-Off

Wirral Met College

8th Feb  - 8th Feb

Home of Paul Hollywood a search for the next generation talented young baker. Themed around the Wirral and its locations and attractions...more info

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Southport Bake Off

Southport College

8th Feb  - 8th Feb

The Bake off event will be open to Year 10 students from our main feeder schools. They will be required to bake a cake of their choice. Judging wi....more info

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Pastries and Cupcakes

St Helens College

8th Feb  - 8th Feb

Have you ever wanted to learn the tricks of the professional pastry chef and make your own homemade cup-cakes and pastries. Using the simplest of in....more info

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Visitor Economy and Healthy Living..

St Helens College

8th Feb  - 8th Feb

To promote the importance of the visitor economy to our region and promote healthy wellbeing, Terry Lavin head of catering, hospitality and tourism ....more info

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Spring into Fashion (Retail & Fash..

Riverside College

8th Feb  - 8th Feb

Spring into fashion with a new look, direct from the catwalk. ..more info

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Guest Chef Masterclass

City of Liverpool College

9th Feb  - 9th Feb

Paul Askew renowned Chef-Patron of the Art School Restaurant..more info

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VE Dinner and Celebration of the W..

Signature Living

9th Feb  - 9th Feb

7 College to work together and prepare, cook and serve dinner, at Eden Signature Living ..more info

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Guest Chef Masterclasses

City of Liverpool College

9th Feb  - 9th Feb

Guest Chef Masterclasses presented by 2 of the city’s leading Chefs, Paul Askew (Art School Restaurant) and Gary Manning (60 Hope St, Host and The....more info

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VE Event Educational Tour of the A..

Albert Dock

9th Feb  - 9th Feb

The Albert Dock Charitable Foundation is piloting an opportunity to Showcase the Albert Dock as a resource for leisure, recreation, education and em....more info

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Liverpool Hoteliers Asscoiation

Radisson Blu Hotel

9th Feb  - 9th Feb

Liverpool Hoteliers Association meets City of Liverpool students...more info

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Make-Over Challenge

Wirral Met College

9th Feb  - 9th Feb

Hair & beauty students ..more info

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Artisan Bread

City of Liverpool College

9th Feb  - 9th Feb

To upskill and learn the skills and knowledge to produce a range of artisan breads including rustic, sour and sweet dough's, continental and decora....more info

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Showcasing Retail, Hairdressing & ..

Riverside College

9th Feb  - 9th Feb

'Love is in the Air'

Knowsley Community College

9th Feb  - 9th Feb

A musical showcase where romantic hair and make up styles are brought to life in this interactive musical extravaganza...more info

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Churchill Crockery Pop Up Showroom

City of Liverpool College

9th Feb  - 9th Feb

Churchill Crockery, partners of the City of Liverpool College will host a pop up showroom to showcase the latest crockery trends. Operators, Chefs a....more info

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Breadmaking and Cupcake Creations

City of Liverpool College

9th Feb  - 9th Feb

An introduction to the art of bread making and cupcake creation for school pupils. Skills developed will include shaping of dough, and the decoratio....more info

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Southport Bake Off

Southport College

9th Feb  - 9th Feb

The Bake off event will be open to Year 10 students from our main feeder schools. They will be required to bake a cake of their choice. Judging wil....more info

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'Sail the World'

Knowsley Community College

9th Feb  - 9th Feb

A talk by an industry expert on working in the cruise industry as a Performing Arts specialist. ..more info

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SFX Meets Local Atttractions

Riverside College

9th Feb  - 9th Feb

See bodies transformed into Northwest attractions through SFX body art...more info

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A Day in the Life at the Hard Days..

Hard Days Night Hotel

9th Feb  - 9th Feb

Students will experience "A day in the Life" at the "Hard Days Night" hotel with a day dedicated to the Beatles, this will include a tour of the won....more info

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The Virtual VE Treasure Hunt

Riverside College

9th Feb  - 9th Feb

Find your inner Indiana Jones by searching and finding the virtual, iconic treasures of the northwest. ..more info

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Frosted Flowers in the Foyer

Riverside College

9th Feb  - 9th Feb

Make the perfect floral decoration from the sweetest things. ..more info

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Skills Clash

Southport College

9th Feb  - 9th Feb

Inter-College Skills clash competition. Hospitality & Catering, Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy and Childcare students compete against each other in ....more info

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Knowsley Hall

Knowsley Hall

9th Feb  - 9th Feb

A guided tour of Knowsley Hall giving a historical perspective ..more info

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VE Lunch

Riverside College

10th Feb  - 10th Feb

Let us tempt you with the culinary creations of our guest chef...more info

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