Careers information day at civic centre

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PUPILS from all Craigavon Area Learning Community Secondary Schools attended a ‘Careers in Industry in Craigavon’ Information Day recently.

The ALC, which was established in 2010, is made up of 15 Post Primary schools, the local Further and Higher Education College and educational partners, working with the Southern Education and Library Board and funded by the Department of Education. For the first time, it brings together all the Post Primary educational bodies in the area with the aim of improving educational provision for pupils aged 11–19.

The chair of the ALC, Mr Simon Harper, Principal of Portadown College, thanked Craigavon Borough Council for their support in organising the day, saying “We are delighted that the Mayor’s office have shown their support for CALC and this important Careers event.

“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.”

The CALC extended their thanks to representatives from major local companies Almac Group Ltd, Irwin’s Bakery and Moy Park Ltd who spoke to the pupils about the career paths available to them within major companies based right here in Craigavon.

The Careers event was filmed by, along with interviews from individual pupils, and those who wish to find out more will be able to log on and watch at