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Students find inspiration at fair
10:00am Tuesday 15th October 2013 in News
AN inspiring and motivating speech was delivered to students at their annual Careers Fair at John Hanson School by careers expert Alan Bullock.
Alan, a freelance careers consultant, visited the John Hanson Year 11 students at their careers fair, highlighting all the opportunities open to them as they consider their options for colleges, university or apprenticeships.
The school’s annual fair provides local colleges, apprenticeship and training providers, as well as giving local employers the chance to speak to students about future career planning.
Lynn Richards, John Hanson careers adviser, said: “The fair forms part of our Information, Advice and Guidance programme, offering careers advice and support to all year groups.
Included in the programme are careers lessons in personal, social and health education (PSHE), psychometric testing, work experience, visits to universities, apprenticeship workshops and careers interviews.
“The careers fair allows us to showcase the opportunities out there for students, before they leave for college or apprenticeships next summer.”
Alan said: “What inspires and motivates me the most is helping young people to navigate the options that are open to them and helping them to make effective applications and, ultimately, to achieve their goals.”
Tim Valjak, the school’s careers coordinator and PSHE teacher, said: “We are very grateful for the contributions from the local community to our Careers Fair including all the colleges, apprenticeship providers and the many employers who invested their expertise and time in our students.
“Having Alan this year added yet another dimension to this event. It was great to see students buzzing after his speech.”
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