Year 10s window on the world of work

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22/07/2013 by sleach860

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Friday 19th July saw MCMA hosting its Year 10 Careers Fair. The event provided a close up opportunity for pupils to find out exactly what skills and attitudes are required to succeed in the global economy. As well as providing inspiration to succeed, it highlighted the relevance of GCSE and BTEC subjects to working life.
A range of further and higher education institutions attended, highlighting progression routes right through to postgraduate study. Apprenticeships were also promoted as a high quality alternative to academic study and a range of employers highlighted opportunities within their organisations.
Feedback from pupils leaving the event was very positive. Two Year 10s summed up the view of the student body, Robert Duck said the Careers Fair was “Great” whilst Jia Haider said it was “Really good”. The organisations who kindly agreed to support the event include:
• Apprenticeship Ambassador Scheme
• The Army
• Bright Future Software Limited
• KPMG
• Lend Lease
• MANTRA Learning
• The Manchester College
• Manchester University
• Manchester Metropolitan University
• The Manufacturing Institute
• MCMA Sixth Form
• NHS School Health Service
• NHS Dental Nurses
• NHS Student Nurses
• Oldham College
• Skills Solutions
• Salford City College
• University College Oldham

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