Careers event energises pupils

Lornshill Academy students at SP Overhead Lines

Careers event energises pupils

Senior pupils from Lornshill Academy attended an SP Energy Networks Careers and Training Event at Forth Valley College’s Falkirk Campus yesterday (17 February 2016).
 
The event aimed to provide an insight into the world of work with SP Energy Networks and Forth Valley College offering information on careers, support and training options available to young people.
 
The pupils had the opportunity to undertake a practical activity at the overhead lines training facility based at the College and enjoyed a tour of the College’s state-of-the-art workshops and facilities.  They also experienced mock interviews with representatives from SP Energy Networks and Forth Valley College.
 
Dr Ken Thomson, Principal for Forth Valley College said:
 
“This event is a great example of partners from across the skills and educational environment working together to help young people make informed decisions regarding their future careers.   We were able to showcase a range of routes to employment and also develop key skills that will help prepare the pupils for applying to jobs or training programmes in the near future.  Similar events in the past have had a really positive impact on pupils and encouraged them to pursue their goals.”
 
Caryn Jack, SP Energy Networks District Manager for Lanarkshire, said:
 
“SP Energy Networks is committed to supporting the creation of employment opportunities for young people locally. It is so important that we introduce young talent to the industry, and work closely with young people in the community on career planning and life skill development.  We really enjoyed working with Forth Valley College to host this event.”

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