This is a focused event from which young people can gain information about what is required to enter a specific sector or industry. They are skills-focused and targeted in their approach. They get young people thinking about what a job in a particular sector would be like and introduce the types of jobs available and the tasks that people working in them would be expected to perform.
What is the impact of a Sector Awareness Event?
These events can have a significant impact on young people. They can be general enough to inform larger groups but specific enough to really inspire, fuel, and spark ideas about their future.
They work best as part of a programme of experiences looking at several industries, or as a targeted event for senior stage pupils who are interested in a specific sector.
By holding a number of events covering different industries, it can help the narrowing process and assist young people to make informed choices about their subject
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 an industry insight event. Download the mapping document for more!
By the end of second level
I can recognise the skills I have and need for work.
By the end of BGE
I can choose a blend of subjects, courses and experiences to enable my career pathways.
By the end of Senior Phase
I can confidently access and interpret the information I need to make well informed choices about my learning options, pathways and how these relate to possible future careers.