Diane’s making news as a definite class act

Diana Mather with the students she is working with at St Helens College
Diana Mather with the students she is working with at St Helens College

A FORMER BBC newsreader is teaching etiquette to students in St Helens.

Diana Mather is educating St Helens College students in the art of etiquette in an innovative pilot programme to help improve employment prospects for over 30 Travel and Tourism students.

Diana is delivering the scheme with her company which runs courses in social etiquette, public speaking and interview techniques.

She will be leading the exciting programme at the college delivering lessons in elocution, body language and interview skills.

Students on the two-year, level 3 programme in Travel and Tourism will have the opportunity to practice the skills that they have learnt when interviewed for work placements with employers.

And students will showcase their new skills to local employers and partners at an event in the college’s fine dining restaurant, Colours.

Former breakfast news presenter Diana said she was excited about the new course.

She said: “The course will sit alongside the college’s exciting curriculum, providing students with the necessary skills to begin a successful career. It is vital that students develop social skills and I’m hoping this programme will do just that because employers look for candidates who are able to communicate effectively and with confidence.”

St Helens College principal Jette Burford said: “St Helens College are pleased to be piloting this scheme with Diana, the students are excited to be involved.

“With changes happening in the Liverpool area, we expect an abundance of jobs in the Travel and Tourism sector.

“We hope that this training, alongside their qualifications, will maximise our students’ employability.”