National Careers Week 2020
Derwen College will be celebrating National Careers Week this year with a week packed full of activities. The events of the week will focus on the skills students are learning at college to prepare them for the workplace.
As well as competitions and talks the week will also feature an Open Day at the College for prospective students to see the range of work skills they can learn.
Monday 2nd March 2020
Students will be discussing National Careers Week (NCW) within sessions to find out what NCW is all about.
Tuesday 3rd March 2020
‘I couldn’t, but now I can …’ A Derwen College competition for students to demonstrate the skills they have learned since starting college
The competition, which is to be officially launched across college on Monday 24th February, will be judged today, and the winners announced.
Wednesday 4th March 2020
We invite future students to our college Open Day today. To book your place on our Open Day contact Amy Snow on 01691 661234 ext 381.
Friday 6th March 2020
Derwen in-house Competitions. Three nominated learners from each pathway will compete within an industry standard competition.
We will also welcome a National Careers Week guest speaker who will deliver career based workshops.
As an employer, you have an open invitation to come along to Derwen on Friday. Here you will see our innovative new CV Builder app in action. The app has been developed as part of a ‘Support Work’ project funded via the Marches LEP Growth Deal with Government for capital skills projects.
We are very excited to be delivering a ground breaking project with this CV builder app. This tool allows our students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) to create and take ownership of their own CV. Video and image uploads allows students to showcase their work skills – which would not always be obvious from a traditional written CV. This is a fantastic opportunity for future employees to apply for jobs using this innovative tool. We continue to work towards Derwen’s vision of a world without barriers for people with SEND”
If you work for a local business or organisation you are welcome to come to Derwen between 10am and 12noon. See a demonstration of the CV Builder app; meet the team or find out more about becoming an industry champion at Derwen. You can also enjoy some of our outstanding cakes and refreshments. Please email [email protected] to reserve a place.
NCW is founded and backed by volunteers and run as a not-for-profit company promoting the importance of good careers education in schools and colleges. The NCW volunteers have a wealth of experience in education, business and careers guidance.