EDUCATION is clearly in the blood for a mother and daughter who graduated together last month after both completing the same foundation degree in event management at Cornwall College Camborne.
Dawn Eden, 55 and Tia Bartram, 27 from Crantock, Newquay, both decided to take the plunge back into education two-years-ago after being inspired to pursue a career in event management after organising Tia’s own wedding.
Mum of two Tia said: “I was working in bars and restaurants as well as looking after my children. I felt I wanted a change in life.
“After arranging my own wedding I saw that this is where my skills and passion lie as I enjoyed it so much.”
Tia’s mum Dawn was also inspired to join her daughter on the course after having long term dreams to start her own business: “When I moved to Cornwall six-years-ago, jobs were limited and I had a series of short term jobs to get by but I always wanted more and starting my own business in event management was always a bit of a dream.”
The popular Foundation Degree in Event Management held at Cornwall College Camborne offers modules in all aspects of event management including Theme and Design, Financial management, Marketing and PR and Resource management.
The course is designed and delivered to give students the most up to date industry skills including many opportunities for significant work experience at events around the county.