STUDENTS HONE VALUABLE CAREERS SKILLS
A group of Year 10 and 11 students, including Service Students, took part in workshops to enhance their employability skills. The workshops were delivered by Jack Evason, from Inspiring Choices, part of the Uni Connect programme which is funded by the Office for Students. The programme delivers impartial careers information, advice and guidance about further and higher education to young people across North Yorkshire.
The students honed their skills in three key areas. They focused on transferable skills, learning what they are and why they are important. They not only identified their own skills but were able to apply them positively to their education pathways and careers. Making a good impression was a vital element of the workshop. This session was based around interviews, especially demonstrating how the students can present themselves in a positive way. The final activity was about CV and cover letter writing where the students explored what makes a good CV and cover letter, as well as a little about application forms. The students were then able to apply this knowledge to create their own CVs.
Jamie Pemberton, Careers Leader for Areté Learning Trust, said: “We were delighted to welcome Jack Evason from Inspiring Choices to deliver this fantastic employability skills workshop to our Year 10 and Year 11 students. The students have gained so much from the sessions with lots of useful tips. We work closely with Inspiring Choices as a funding provider for Richmond School and Sixth Form College and we will definitely have more opportunities in the future.”