Evaluation from Jayne Goddard (Coach Cornwall MYA)
Talent Match Cornwall travelled up to Liverpool to learn more about Talent Match Liverpool and Liverpool as a city. We took part in a tour of Albert Dock. We visited a variety of different shops, residencies and restaurants, some of which were family run businesses, to learn about how they work and the history of each place we visited.
This was a unique and beneficial experience for the Talent Match Cornwall group. In Cornwall, we do have a lot of family run businesses and independent shops, but these do not always prove to be a success in Cornwall and it’s something we should have more of. To learn about other types of these businesses and the history of them was interesting to us all, and for them to share their journeys with us shows pride in what they do.
We also learnt about opportunities that these places had to offer and how each speaker progressed to where they are now. The members found this useful as they learnt ways to progress in a variety of different career paths, this gave them a sense of motivation and they felt inspired after the tour. Also, general information about the city was very interesting. Most of the Cornwall group had never been to Liverpool before, some hadn’t really come too far out of Cornwall before. To learn about the city that we were currently in allowed us to make the most of our trip.