On Friday 23rd November, the seven Delta Academies in Doncaster came together in their first annual Careers and Aspirations day. In partnership with CareersInc and the HEPPSY+ Programme, Delta Academies Trust took over the National College for High Speed Rail, Doncaster to support students in their aspirations.
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Students were supported in preparing for the day in tutorial time, by completing activities in school to focus their conversations with providers, about skills, opportunities and pathways. These included growth sectors not only in Doncaster and the Sheffield City Region, but also across the UK and Europe. The Trust’s IAG partners, CareersInc worked with students on the day to help them consider how the information gained from providers would impact on their future career plans Students were asked to keep notes in their Careers Passports for follow up meetings after the event.
Universities, Colleges and Apprenticeship Providers from across the region were available for students and
their families to discuss the curriculum and skills development needed for access to their courses at Post 14, 16 and 18. Partners for the Higher Education Progression Partnership South Yorkshire (HEPPSY+) were also available for advice and conducted workshops on myth busting Higher Education, and what higher education is really like on their famous orange HEPPSY Bus.
Employers & Skills
A large range of local and national employers were on hand to talk about the skills required to become part of their future workforce and the opportunities available with them for our young people in the future.
The Exhibitors, Parents and students all gave great feedback from the day.
“An opportunity to talk to students and their parents at the same time was wonderful, the quality of the conversations was such much better when the students were supported by their parents.”
“Thank you so much for organising such a wonderful day, I wish we had had an event like this when I was at school, because I’d probably doing something different know if we had. I honestly didn’t know there was so much out there that my children could do”