Home   News   Article

PICTURES: Pupils get sneak peek into future pathways at Nairn Academy's careers event

By Federica Stefani

Register for free to read more of the latest local news. It's easy and will only take a moment.

Click here to sign up to our free newsletters!
Plenty of advice and options for the students. Picture: Callum Mackay..
Plenty of advice and options for the students. Picture: Callum Mackay..

Around 400 students and their families attended a careers event at Nairn Academy.

An annual event for the school, the Careers and Learner Pathways saw employers, organisations and other representatives come together to offer advice and insights into potential future career paths for students.

With 53 exhibitors and providers in attendance – including The Inverness Courier – and members of staff supporting, the event was a huge success according to organisers.

Supply teacher David Hay who organised the event alongside the academy’s depute rector Sarah Abenheimer – said afterwards: “We are delighted with the careers and pathways event this year.

“We received a considerable amount of positive feedback as parents and pupils exited the event.

“Overall we are very pleased with the event.

“It was great to see so many people there – both pupils and their families as well as exhibitors, to whom we are very grateful for their attendance and support.”

And he added: “This type of event is very important for pupils – our exhibitors can give them a level of detail and information which we wouldn’t be able to provide, and it can help them form a picture of what careers in different sectors involve.

“I would imagine we would look at repeating it next year.

“It would be brilliant to see it grow if we can.”

Mr Hay and Mrs Abenheimer were assisted by Louise Taylor, Developing Young Workforce co-ordinator and Fiona Dabjen (principal teacher of Guidance) who all work with and support pupils in planning their routes beyond school, either to employment or continuing education.

If anyone wants to get in touch to get involved for next year’s careers and learning event, they are encouraged to contact the school to express their interest at nairn.academy@highland.gov.uk.

Do you want to respond to this article? If so, click here to submit your thoughts and they may be published in print.

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies - Learn More