Year 11 Preparing for Opportunities Conference 2017
On Monday 9th January our Year 11 students enjoyed a one day conference to help them prepare for life after school.
The students were able to choose three career taster workshops during the day. These interactive sessions were led by professionals within their field of expertise.
The workshops explored the variety of jobs available in each area, the skills and qualifications needed and the working environment. Students had a chance to: take part in a mock trial, create hairstyles, devise business plans, design and create a structure, create an electronic circuit board and wire a plug - plus many other activities! The students were able to choose from twenty three different potential career sectors ranging from Beauty & Hairdressing through to Medicine, City & Finance, Life Sciences, Psychology, Media, Law and everything in-between!
The students were given a unique insight into potential career paths and were able to put questions to an expert at the end of each session. The conference proved to be both an enjoyable and successful day and you will find some of the comments from the students below:
‘I found it very helpful and it has given me guidance and confidence in making future decisions.’
‘It was a really great experience with very good careers advice.’
‘We had workshops that were full of activities and were a lot of fun.’
‘I felt that the conference gave me a better insight into possible professions I might go into in the future.’
‘It was a very informative day.’
‘Really liked the practical activities within childcare but also found it interesting to hear real life experience of the workplace.’
‘I have learnt some new information about economics and law which will help me make important decisions.’
‘The presenter was very good at explaining his subject and had prepared useful activities.’
‘It was a great experience and very enjoyable.’
Thank you to everyone who helped to make it such a successful day.