St Louis Grammar School
Ballymena
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Year 10 Employability Event

Year 10 Parent Employability Event

 

In an ever changing economy, young people today face a number of challenging decisions about their future. It is more important than ever that young people make their career choices wisely. Many young people turn to parents and carers for careers advice and with this in mind we held an event in school to help with this.

To help equip parents to advise and guide their child in these important decisions, we engaged with eye4education, a leading employability and education organisation, to develop an interactive and engaging information session that brought parents of year 10 pupils, up to speed on the future demand in the NI labour market, the qualifications demanded by employers, the progression routes for pupils from year 10 to the job market (including alternative routes), the impact that STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) companies will have on the NI economy and the demand for STEM and non-STEM qualified employees within those  STEM companies.  

The event took place Wednesday 5th of March at 7pm and the hall was full of year 10 parents.We will be continuing to work with the pupils over the next few months in school, but this was a chance for the parents to get engaged with the Careers Department and eye4education to prepare for these very important Career decisions.

This event was a collaborative project with St. Benedict’s College, Randalstown and we were delighted to welcome the parents of St. Benedict’s pupils to St. Louis.

Finally, we would like to publicly thank Ronan O’Mullan (former head boy) for taking time out of his final year to come and speak to parents on how he made his career decisions. Ronan is due to graduate in July from a Masters in Civil Engineering and we wish him every success.


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