Education Awards - Career Aspiration Award

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THE St Helens Reporter is once again running its hugely popular and prestigious Education Awards, in association with Carmel College.

Every day, we are focusing attention on one of the twelve categories within these awards and inviting YOU to get involved by making nominations.

Career Aspiration Award presented by Trade Services Manager Debbie Brown with winners Haydock High School with Michelle Heaton, Megan Robinson and Danielle Johnston at last year's awards

Career Aspiration Award presented by Trade Services Manager Debbie Brown with winners Haydock High School with Michelle Heaton, Megan Robinson and Danielle Johnston at last year's awards

The Career Aspiration Award, sponsored by St Helens Chamber, recognises schools that are inspiring children and young people to develop an understanding of the different career pathways and opportunities open to them.

So perhaps your school holds a stimulating careers convention, or invites well known business or celebrity figures into the school to speak to the students and pass on words of wisdom. Or perhaps they urge all students to get valuable work experience. Maybe they extol the benefits of apprenticeships and on the job learning and qualifications.

If so, then we want to hear from you – nominate your school for the Career Aspiration Award.

Last year’s winning school was Haydock High School who organised an Y11 “Inspiration Evening” with over 20 providers attending to provide students and their families with the opportunity to see what courses are on offer at the various colleges and to ensure that students had the best opportunity to gather information about courses, careers and the qualifications required to get into their chosen field. This opportunity was invaluable for assisting students to make the right informed choice for them and to inspire them for their upcoming GCSE exams.

The sponsor of the award category, St Helens Chamber, is dedicated to helping and inspiring the young people of the Borough through a range of employment opportunities with local businesses; education and training and support for young people. The students of St Helens have the potential to achieve great things and drive forward the future development of the Borough. We are sponsoring the Career Aspiration Award category as it encompasses a lot of what the Chamber believes in. We look forward to hearing about all the young people and schools who have developed an understanding of the different career pathways and opportunities open to them, and being able to present this accolade to one of them on the night.

How to nominate:

Simply send in your nomination to Education Awards, St Helens Reporter, Promotions Department, c/o Avroe House, Avroe Crescent, Blackpool Business Park, Blackpool FY4 2DP. Or you can email your entry by clicking here. Your nomination should consist of your name and contact details, plus the name of the school/ person you are nominating. Explain in no more than 250 words why they have been nominated and include their contact address and telephone number if possible. Closing date for nominations is Friday October 23.