Careers event in Perth
Parents and carers of school leavers will gather for an event in Perth tomorrow designed to inform them about options in terms of future apprenticeships.
Skill Development Scotland has organised the showcase at its Highland House base in the Fair City’s St Catherine’s Retail Park.
Team leader Helen Davidson said: “Leaving school can be a confusing time for young people and their parents and carers.
“We wanted to make this as easy as possible by having this event where people can find out what is available before making any decisions.
“There has never been a time where there has been so many different ways to train and prepare for a range of careers.
“So it’s vital that young people and their parents and carers have all the information they need to help them make their decisions.”
Zoe Hampton left St John’s RC Academy in Perth last year and used a careers advice event to undertake a modern apprenticeship in social care with the Richmond Fellowship.
She said:“Until I spoke to my careers adviser, I didn’t know that I could train and work at the same time.
“I had thought about university when I was leaving school but didn’t meet the entry requirements.
“The modern apprenticeship has allowed me to gain experience and build my confidence in a working environment.
“My apprenticeship has also allowed me to meet the entrance requirements for university and I am now planning a career in social work.”
Helen added:“Zoe’s experience shows that there are lots of diffrent routes into various careers and new directions for young people to consider.
Careers advisers will be on hand from 5-7.30pm.