Central Lancaster High School has taken part in National Careers Week 2018, hosting a wide range of businesses and activities, for all students within school throughout the week.
National Careers Week is run as a not-for-profit company to promote the importance of good careers education in schools and colleges, founded and backed by a number of volunteers with a wealth of experience from education, business and careers guidance.
All year groups within school have been involved, taking part in a range of activities, to engage and inspire students for the future. With events spanning the whole week, activities have included a Careers & Enterprise Day, trips to Halton Army Camp, Stock Market Challenges, taster sessions with Colleges and Universities, as well as an Apprenticeships assembly. Local employers have also been working with the students throughout the week, including North West Ambulance Service, BT, Lancaster and Morecambe College & many more.
Students have been on a trip to Manchester Museum of Science and Industry, and the school is welcoming Claire Young, a previous Finalist from The Apprentice to celebrate International Women’s Day on 8th March, delivering entrepreneurship workshops to all year groups and also hosting a special Women in Enterprise lunch for selected students.
Head teacher Nicola Hall said, “At Central Lancaster High School we believe that every week is Careers Week, however the annual national focus encourages us to highlight key opportunities, skills and guidance that young people need to access to make informed choices about their futures. We are having a fantastic week working with employers, apprenticeship providers and post 16 educators to ensure our learners have access to a wide range of experiences and we are grateful of the support we are offered during by our local business community.”
More information about National Careers Week can be found on their website, http://nationalcareersweek.com/.