Craigavon pupils get a career steer

Pupils from six schools in the Craigavon Area Learning Community, who had the opportunity to attend a Careers Fair in Craigavon Civic Centre recently.
Pupils from six schools in the Craigavon Area Learning Community, who had the opportunity to attend a Careers Fair in Craigavon Civic Centre recently.

Year 12 pupils from schools in the Craigavon Area Learning Community (CALC) recently had the opportunity to attend a Careers Fair in the Civic Centre.

There, a wide range of representatives from Further and Higher Education, local industries and employers were on hand to give careers advice.

Pupils from Craigavon learning Area schools, among them a contingent from  Lismore Comprehensive School, taking in the array of advice on offer at the recent Careers event at Craigavon Civic Centre.

Pupils from Craigavon learning Area schools, among them a contingent from Lismore Comprehensive School, taking in the array of advice on offer at the recent Careers event at Craigavon Civic Centre.

Pupils were able to explore a variety of pathways from apprenticeships to university courses and learn about career opportunities available in the local community as well as the skills and qualities required by employers.

Mrs Fiona Kane, Chair of CALC Principals, said: “Craigavon Area Learning Community is helping to develop links within local communities by improving and deepening relationships between schools and their pupils and by reaching out to local business leaders to find out how schools can work with them to develop the skills and knowledge necessary for the modern economy.”

Mrs Kane welcomed the event, adding, “We are keen to ensure that pupils in our local post-primary schools are equipped with the information they need about local employment opportunities both now and in the future.”

Pupils from Craigavon learning Area schools, among them a contingent from  Lismore Comprehensive School, taking in the array of advice on offer at the recent Careers event at Craigavon Civic Centre.

Pupils from Craigavon learning Area schools, among them a contingent from Lismore Comprehensive School, taking in the array of advice on offer at the recent Careers event at Craigavon Civic Centre.

Pupils from Craigavon learning Area schools, among them a contingent from  Lismore Comprehensive School, taking in the array of advice on offer at the recent Careers event at Craigavon Civic Centre.

Pupils from Craigavon learning Area schools, among them a contingent from Lismore Comprehensive School, taking in the array of advice on offer at the recent Careers event at Craigavon Civic Centre.

Pupils from Craigavon learning Area schools, among them a contingent from  Lismore Comprehensive School, taking in the array of advice on offer at the recent Careers event at Craigavon Civic Centre.

Pupils from Craigavon learning Area schools, among them a contingent from Lismore Comprehensive School, taking in the array of advice on offer at the recent Careers event at Craigavon Civic Centre.

Pupils from Craigavon learning Area schools, among them a contingent from  Lismore Comprehensive School, taking in the array of advice on offer at the recent Careers event at Craigavon Civic Centre.

Pupils from Craigavon learning Area schools, among them a contingent from Lismore Comprehensive School, taking in the array of advice on offer at the recent Careers event at Craigavon Civic Centre.

Pupils from Craigavon learning Area schools, among them a contingent from  Lismore Comprehensive School, taking in the array of advice on offer at the recent Careers event at Craigavon Civic Centre.

Pupils from Craigavon learning Area schools, among them a contingent from Lismore Comprehensive School, taking in the array of advice on offer at the recent Careers event at Craigavon Civic Centre.