Posted on November 25, 2013.
National Careers Week (NCW) is a celebration of careers guidance and free resources in education across the UK. The aim is to provide a focus for careers guidance activity at an important stage in the academic calendar to help support young people leaving education. NCW encourages education providers to bring together students, local employers and advisers through careers events and activities.
Hull’s energy, enthusiasm and programme of events during NCW2013 was heralded as best practice by the team behind NCW who spent time up in Hull filming. Indeed even their website (www.nationalcareersweek.com) reads as a case study on Hull and what can be done when the business and education communities join forces.
“National Careers Week is a hugely exciting week of inspiration, motivation, employability and enterprise with so many different activities that will engage students and really get them thinking about their future.
Students need to know what is available to them when they leave education and be best prepared to achieve their full potential. Careers Week achieves this and creates a real buzz and excitement.”
Stephen Logan, Assistant Headteacher at Malet Lambert School and Ambassador for National Careers Week
That was 2013 though. With NCW2014 taking place w/c 3rd March, we’re determined to make things bigger and better, not only in Hull but the entire Humber sub-region.
Getting involved is easy. We want to see every school in the region taking part in something and working with local businesses to really embrace NCW2014. Last year services provided to students during NCW included daily drop-in workshops; careers fairs; employer visits; focus on subject relevant careers in lessons and showing careers films.
At a time of high youth unemployment there has never been a bigger need for careers guidance to be promoted and celebrated in education. National Careers Week is your platform to advise and inspire our next generation as they enter the world of work.
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