Published: 9 January 2017 at 12:30
Careers event is designed to help children better understand the paths to successSchool pupils from across the region will focus their “Eyes on the Prize” during an event at Anglia Ruskin University designed to help them take the next step in their career journey.
“Eyes on the Prize has become an established event in the school calendar. The idea is simple enough, we connect young people with local training providers, employers and universities. The ‘Prize’ is their career goal and the event is structured so that students get a chance to think about what they want to do, as well as to research how to get there.
“Students can approach a local sixth form college at the event and say ‘I’d like to apply to do A-level Art, what GCSEs should I take?’ Or a student interested in becoming a nurse can ask a university what GCSEs and A-levels they need to study.
“They can also approach a local employer and find out about the careers they have available and find out what sort of qualifications they would need to access such a career. They can then ‘work backwards’ through the universities and colleges to decide their GCSE options.”