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Cash will help students focus on future careers

Leamington Editorial 22nd Jul, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016   0

THE PROSPECTS are looking good for students in the district who are receiving a helping hand in securing their future career.

Funding of £112,000 has been distributed between seven schools and colleges to develop skills which will help students become more employable when they enter the world of work.

These include events to raise confidence and aspirations and software to help with writing their CV’s, job application techniques and interview skills.

Warwickshire College along with Aylesford, Campion, Myton, North Leamington, Round Oak and Trinity schools received the funding from Warwickshire County Council.

Julie Gardner, head of career education at Campion School, said: “This funding is crucial to help our students develop their own career pathways and to assist us to work in partnership with local businesses.

“The grant has helped us provide work placements for more than 90% of our Year 10 students.

“Extended work placements have also been provided for children identified as being at risk of exclusion or not in education, employment or training.

“We’ve also been able to start to enroll all of our pupils on a careers website designed to help them research and plan for their futures.”

Call 01926 418027 to find out more about the skills for employment programme.

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