IMAG0851Year 11 students at HarrowWay Community School seized the opportunity to find out what the future could hold for them recently. The 2012 Careers Fair, which was attended by all the local colleges, the Royal Air Force as well as other training providers, takes place each year to assist the 15 and 16 year olds who are focusing their thoughts on their future education and career choices.

IMAG0857The Careers Fair supports the school’s careers education and guidance programme, enabling students to optimise their time with the presenting experts to ensure they are best prepared to take the right steps in achieving either their future learning and training goals. Tony Parsons, Deputy Headteacher and organiser of the IMAG0859IMAG0866Careers Fair said: “Although in less than one year from now these students will have moved on to pastures new we still need to ensure that they are best equipped to make some sound choices with regard to their future. We start the process in Year 10 with Careers classes which, coupled with exposure to the local colleges, employers and Armed Forces at events such as this Careers Fair, certainly help the students to crystallise their thoughts. They can then identify their goals and can formulate the plans required to achieve them.”

The 2012 Careers Fair was supported by Andover College, Basingstoke College of Technology and BCOT Apprenticeships Department, Basingstoke ITEC ICT Centre, Peter Symonds College, Queen Mary’s College, Sparsholt College, Wiltshire College and the Royal Air Force.