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A new Central Sixth student is delighted with his state-of-the-art laptop after winning a prize draw he entered at a careers event.

Kamran Hussain, age 16, came along to a careers event, organised by Connexions Sandwell, to help him decide about his future options after leaving Ormiston Sandwell Community Academy in Tividale.
The careers event, held at Central Sixth campus, attracted more than 700 young people and Kamran’s name was selected at random from the hundreds who entered the prize draw.

Kamran is delighted with his new laptop. He said: “I came along to the event so I could get help to decide what subjects I wanted to do and where I wanted to study.  I really enjoy science so am thrilled to be going to Sandwell College to study A Levels in maths, physics and chemistry. I hope to go on to a career using science or possibly engineering. It’s great to win the laptop and it will really help me with my studies.”

The laptop was donated by Sandwell College. Principal of Sandwell College, Graham Pennington said: “We are happy to support Connexions with these events and help young people in choosing their next steps. I am sure the laptop will support Kamran in his studies and am delighted he’s chosen to come to Sandwell College to study for his A Levels.”

Councillor Ahmadul Haque MBE, the Mayor of Sandwell and Councillor Simon Hackett, cabinet member for children’s services were both at the prize-giving ceremony. Councillor Hackett said: “I want to wish Kamran well at Sandwell College and I’m sure the new laptop will really help with his studies. Kamran is a great example of how these events can help young people make choices about their future studies or training. I would urge all young people to get in touch with Connexions if they need any help or advice on qualifications, training or careers.”