Another successful Careers Convention was hosted on Friday 10 March, at Ulster University, Coleraine, by Causeway Business Education Partnership (a 28 year strong partnership, between Enterprise Causeway and the local education providers, schools and colleges).

Supported by The Honourable The Irish Society, Causeway Coast and Glens Council Labour Market Partnership and Ulster University, over 1,400 students from local schools and colleges across the borough were in attendance, enjoying the opportunity to engage with over 50 exhibitors representing local and province-wide businesses, Sector Skills Councils, Training Organisations, Universities, and Colleges of Further and Higher Education.

The convention targeted Year 12 students and as they made their way around the hall, exhibitors turned the spotlight on a diverse range of new and exciting opportunities open to them in terms of further training, education and employment.

Exhibitors explained how to get started in a career, what courses they should look to take, and what options are available for apprenticeships and other qualifications.

Speaking about the day David Grainger, Chair of Causeway Business Education Partnership said: “It was great to see such a large turnout of students. Being able to provide tangible examples of real people, with every-day stories about their roles and how they got there, is so important to us when planning this annual convention.

“Such conversations are so vital for these students, highlighting career prospectives that perhaps they were not aware of. The chance to meet like this offers positive glimpses into their future, highlighting the next steps that will help them achieve their career ambitions and goals.”

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