For students navigating day-to-day school life, the working world can feel eons away – and it’s tempting to put all thoughts of jobs and a career to one side. However, at CTA, we know that it is never too soon for students to begin planning their careers. The earlier you start, the better the end result will be. This week has been no exception as we have been celebrating National Careers Week across the school.
To kick start this activity filled week, students have been completing hand templates to contribute to a large display in one of our busy hubs and taking part in ‘Careers Ping Pong’.
Despite the wintery conditions, we have welcomed in to school a range of key speakers from different industries to talk to students about employability skills and the world of work. Students have also been working with their tutors finding out more about LMI and careers available to them.
With the launch of a new career platform with Year 9, the Science Department delivering the ‘Medical Mavericks’ resources to link careers to Science and live ‘Guess Who?’ activities with employers in Year 7 MFL lessons, CTA’s provision of careers education is certainly one to be proud of.
Carrie Cain, Assistant Headteacher, said: ‘‘engaging with employers is critical to emphasise the importance of transferrable skills from studying to a full-time job. The value our students can add to the workplace is so important, especially the potential they can bring in terms of new thinking and enquiring minds.’