An opportunity for young people to attend an event at their school or college which showcases current job opportunities. This can be filtered to look at particular business sectors, for example STEM industries, if appropriate. Career Events can also be used to focus on the impact of specific areas of learning, for example numeracy, to show the importance of these outcomes in the world of work.
What is the impact of a Career Event?
Career events are a very popular way of engaging young people with the world of work as they allow a great deal to be achieved in one setting and, crucially, provide more opportunities for relaxed one to one conversation between young people and potential employers. This aspect is particularly important in creating interest and building confidence in future pathways for young people.
Career Education Standard - I Can!
Here is one example per level of the areas of the "I can" framework that would typically be covered by engaging your young people in a career event. Download the mapping document for more!
By the end of second level
I can explain to others my ambitions/what I would like to do and look for ways to achieve them/that.
By the end of BGE
I can access advice and support to help me make informed choices about further learning and opportunities.
By the end of Senior Phase
I can identify the skills I have learnt across the curriculum, how these relate to the world of work and can apply these appropriately during work placements and other work-related learning.