Worthing College hosted their annual Careers Inspiration Day on Thursday 5th March for National Careers Week. The students started their day in a tutorial session where they were provided with the details of the day.
Following on from the tutorial, there were three sessions that took place in a carousel style, as all students had to attend the three talks, which involved apprenticeships, university options and choosing to go on a gap year. The talks were hosted by Beki Tonks from the Sussex Council of Training Providers, Daniel Hawkins from the University of Brighton and Julia Flynn, Vocational Experience Coordinator at Worthing College.
The students then had a short break, followed by sessions they'd already booked that were specific to particular industries and curriculum areas. They included sessions with current teachers speaking further on careers in their particular curriculum area, as well as talks from companies including the Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, the RAF, Sussex Police, HMRC and The Times Newspaper to name but a few.
The afternoon was targeted at students looking to go to university. These sessions were from a range of universities and higher education providers including the Universities of Chichester and Portsmouth. This was a great opportunity for students to ask any questions they had about applying to university including; student finance, early applications for Oxbridge, Medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary Medicine, as well as writing personal statements and how to improve their application with an extended project qualification (EPQ).
A great day organised by the Progression+ team at the college full of information to help our students make those important decisions about their futures!