On Wednesday 20th March the Helsby High School Careers Convention took place, with over 65 exhibitors explaining their career areas to our students in different parts of the school. The evening was very successful, with many school students and their families coming to speak to the exhibitors and staff at the event.
This year we had such a large number of exhibitors it was possible for many students to investigate a number of career areas and not just one. Students had the opportunity to discuss career options with professionals representing a range of sectors, from banking and finance to medicine, marketing, law, creative media, engineering, journalism, hospitality and catering, animal care, agricultural, computing, architecture, the police and the armed forces.
Exhibitors were impressed by the level of engagement shown by students and the fact that so many had clearly thought carefully about the options open to them, asking interesting and insightful questions. The vast majority of students who attended on the night really felt that they gained valuable information from the exhibitors, along with some of the free promotional pens and key rings being given away!
One year 12 student said “the event has helped me to get a better idea of the different courses that are available at university. It has motivated me to work hard during my exams to get the grades I need to make the next step”
On behalf of Helsby High School I would like to thank all of the exhibitors who gave up their own time to come and speak with our students and also thank all of the students who attended and represented the school in such an excellent manner.
Mr A Shelton
Department Leader Work Related Learning