National Careers Week aims to promote the importance of good careers education in schools and colleges, founded and backed by a number of volunteers with a wealth of experience from education, business and careers guidance.
In Education, there is evidence at Government level that CEIAG (Career Education Information and Guidance) needs to improve to ensure future generations will beneﬁt from quality, meaningful interactions that help them understand the links between courses, skills and the pathways they open up. NCW is all about empowering schools, colleges, Universities, Teachers and Careers Professionals across the UK to celebrate quality CEIAG for at least one full week every year, irrespective of their current activities or lack of funding and resources in this area.
At ERGS we are embracing the NCW initiative this week with a range of activities and learning experiences. All pupils across the school will have the opportunity to consider their future academic and career pathways through engaging with guest speakers in, for example, Actuary, Sports Science and Civil Engineering or taking part in Animation, Photography and Musical workshops. Many departments are offering taster lessons for their GCSE and Post16 courses and as all our yr13 pupils head to the Northern Ireland UCAS conference this Wednesday 8th March, the preparations for informed GCSE and AS options later this term are well underway.