Breaking the mould to ‘explore’ future careers
01 December 2022
Tameside College and Clarendon Sixth Form College inspire local pupils with new interactive careers events.
The colleges’ ‘explore’ events have been designed to inspire high school pupils to think about their future careers and aspirations using exciting hands on activities.
The events include equipment such as virtual welders, CPR dolls, a mock hybrid car, live animals and reptiles and even theatrical performances by students.
This gives pupils an insight into the world of work, from engineering to performing arts and what they can expect whilst studying a qualification with the college.
So far the events have been a huge success, with up to 2,000 students taking part at Denton Community College, Great Academy Ashton and Alder Community High School, with more planned across the academic year.
Tom Eaton, head of careers at Alder Community High School, said: “The Explore event was fantastic. Our students really benefited from the opportunity to learn more about post 16 vocational and academic pathways through the engaging activities provided. It was a pleasure to see students from across the school coming together to think about their future. The day was really well organised by the college who were flexible to our timescales, tailoring things to suit us. I would highly recommend it. “
Schools were also impressed with the events, after staff and students gave positive feedback.
Sarah Gould, careers advisor at Great Academy Ashton, said: “All of our students that attended the careers event had a great time, they truly did enjoy it and the feedback we have received so far from them has been amazing. It has been great to see our pupils so enthused by the options that await them after leaving school. Such a positive and informative day.”