Weymouth College Wins Award For Careers Guidance

Weymouth College Wins Award For Careers Guidance

Published by The Wessex FM News Team at 9:18am 21st November 2014.

Weymouth College has been praised for the quality of its careers service for post GCSE students.

Weymouth College has been praised for the quality of its careers service for post GCSE students.

Its picked up the Careers Education and Guidance award at the Association of Colleges (AoC) Beacon Awards, for its 'Careers College' initiative.

Its a national awarded sponsored by UCAS.

The college was praised for its partnerships with the County Council, local universities and employers.

It also holds a careers fair and workshops for year 9 and 10 students to allow them to meet employers face to face.

Gina Bradbury, Head of UCAS Progress said: "We support the AoC Beacon Awards because we want teenagers to have as much support as possible before making these important choices.

"Colleges are showing they can lead in the development of effective partnerships with schools, local advice and guidance services and employers to deliver excellent and impartial information for young people.  

"These innovative programmes give teenagers quality opportunities to engage with education and training choices as well as first-hand experiences which are key to making the right decisions about the future. I congratulate Weymouth College, and all the nominees on the work they do to support young people."