Focus on Careers, Information, Advice & Guidance (CIAG): Inspiring students in Sheffield schools

Focus on Careers, Information, Advice & Guidance (CIAG): Inspiring students in Sheffield schools

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Over the last few months our careers advisers in schools across the city have been getting involved in exciting inspirational initiatives for young people. Here we focus on a new careers hub launched at Handsworth Grange school and an exciting visit at Forge Valley School from BBC Bitesize.

New careers hub at Handsworth Grange 

On the Seventh of March Handsworth Grange School launched a new careers hub. Sponsored by Henry Boot, the hub is a dedicated careers space where young people can come to use IT equipment and speak to Sheffield Futures Careers Adviser Amy Cooke about careers, pathways to qualification / employment, progression opportunities and advice on what to do next. “It is a place where students know they can come to start doing research and ask questions,” Amy said. ‘Before this they didn’t know where to go if they had questions so now they’ve got a space and they’ve got resources and it is a fantastic opportunity to raise aspirations.’

You can read more on this story in The Star from Friday the 8th March here.

BBC Bitesize at Forge Valley School 

Year Nine and Ten children at Forge Valley School had a visit from the team at BBC Bitesize Tour who came in to talk about all the different careers the BBC has in its creative and media department. Young people had the opportunity to learn about rigging up video and sound equipment as well as listening to specialists talk about their roles in media and broadcasting. One of the speakers was a specialist in prosthetics who had worked on all of the Harry Potter films, Dr Who and the Worst Witch. ‘It gave the pupils a feel for an industry that a lot of them may not have ever considered and let them into a world they may never have had access to for consideration. This is just invaluable.’ says Amy Cooke, Sheffield Futures Careers Adviser at the school.

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