National Careers Week 2022 (NCW) has been declared a success at Walsall College.
Held from 7-12 March, NCW is a celebration of careers guidance and free resources in education across the UK.
The college’s Careers Guidance team teamed up with employers, education and training providers to host a series of events and talks to help students think more carefully about next steps relating to study, training and employment.
Two careers fairs for hospitality and retail and for the protective services sectors saw students engage with employers about current vacancies, volunteering opportunities and future career paths they could pursue. Careers talks were also held by employers such as McDonalds and the Royal Navy, Midland Air Ambulance as well as local universities to raise students’ awareness of the higher-level courses, Apprenticeship and internship routes they could progress on to.
Melanie Kerr, Careers Officer said: “This is the first year that the college’s careers guidance team has celebrated National Careers Week in this way, actively getting behind their theme of empowering individuals to take control, explore options and believe in themselves.
“The college makes every effort to provide impartial advice and guidance in a variety of ways, so that as many students as possible – whether they are 16 or 60 – have the resources, tools and personalised support to make informed choices about progression pathways and long-term goals.”