From understanding comes strength
Banchory Academy Careers fair 2019
Careers Fair evening set the Games Hall buzzing!
Over 50 exhibitors and 500 pupils and parents set the Games Hall buzzing last Monday
evening, September 30th. More than 35 employers -
For over three years now, the school has been hosting lunchtime careers talks for pupils, bringing in parents and local people who work in a diverse range of job areas to speak about their work, and how their career has developed since school. This initiative, set up by the school’s Parent Council, has been extremely well supported by the community, and many of the lunchtime speakers were exhibitors at the Careers Fair.
The lunchtime careers talks and the recent Careers Fair are both part of a bigger picture, led by the Scottish Government, to develop the young workforce. In 2014 the Scottish Government Commission for Developing the Young Workforce (DYW), led by Sir Ian Wood, produced a report with 39 recommendations to improve young people’s transitions from education to employment. DYW regional groups were established to facilitate engagement between employers and education. DYW North East works hard to recruit the support of as many employers as possible, and to put them in touch with schools.