Yesterday evening Alford Academy hosted a Careers Evening for its Young People.
The feedback has been fantastic and having 54 different organisations in one building showcased to the Young People what is on offer to them here in the North East of Scotland and beyond.
Head Teacher Angela Wotherspoon said “It was great to see over 50 organisations with over 100 delegates represents at our first careers fair in 4 years. The support from the community was outstanding with pupils, parents and staff visiting the exhibitors and being able to see what is available post school for our learners.
Delegates were delighted with the organisation, hospitality and attendance at the event. It was great to see our young people, parents/carers talking and engaging with the exhibitors. It was also fantastic to see our young people being such good ambassadors and helping the exhibitors and visitors to our school get the best experience on the evening.
It was a real team effort from all our staff, especially Romana Richards, DYW Employer School Coordinator, Stuart Cookson, DHT and our fantastic support team of technicians, office staff, janitors and catering team.
There was a real buzz in the air and we are delighted to be hosting events like this again”.
A pupil said – “The career evening was fantastic. There were so many different employers and universities/colleges to visit and speak about potential pathways. I really enjoyed talking to people who came in, to find out about their jobs and how I could get into that field. There were so many different stalls which covered many different sectors. We really enjoyed the evening”.
Thank you to everyone who came to support the Careers Evening. We hope to build on this event in future years. Please Click Here to provide feedback.
These events would not be possible without the support of employers and the organisations they represent. Thank you to our exhibitors for giving up their valuable free time to make the event such a brilliant, worthwhile, and memorable experience for all involved. I would like to thank the following organisations for their support and attendance last night.