On Wednesday 16 March Truro School will be hosting an open-doors public careers convention for GCSE and A Level students across the county (Years 10 to 13).
Students from local schools will have the opportunity to speak to over 60 top professionals from a wide spectrum of industries including Arts/Media, Ecology, the Armed Forces, Police, Health and Social Care, Engineering and more.
The plethora of industry professionals attending means that the event is inclusive of all pupils, from those who plan to start work immediately after school, be it apprenticeships or full-time roles, to those planning to head to university.
Jo Shaw, Careers Administrator at Truro School, explained:
“This event will be based upon the realities and opportunities of the field, not about training or courses. The Careers Convention is therefore open to all students regardless of their next step; we have even invited some gap year specialists for those students who plan to take a break after leaving school.”
The convention will open to Truro School students from 5.30pm and to the public from 7pm on Wednesday 16 March and finish at 8pm with refreshments and free parking available on the school site.
With no presentations or seminars, the night will allow students to walk around the venue receiving bespoke one-to-one careers advice from professionals.
Ms Shaw said:
“Our job as Careers Advisors at Truro School is to ensure that students pick the right career path for them. Events like the Careers Convention help young people to gain answers to difficult questions that only those in the specific field can explain.”
Ms Shaw finished by saying:
“We’re lucky to have a pool of parents and former pupils who are willing to give their time to support the next generation in making the right decisions on their careers.”