Careers Convention Taking Place This Evening

It’s the annual careers convention at the school this evening.

Further education providers like Truro and Penwith College will be explaining what courses they can deliver for islanders wanting to continue studies on the mainland, or from home in Scilly.

For the first time, Lifelong Learning will showcase their business and leisure courses.

Employers like Tresco Estate and the Steamship Company will be explaining what skills they are looking for in employees and another first will be the attendance of St Mary’s Boatmen’s Association.

Penny Rogers has arranged the public event. She says both adults and pupils are encouraged to attend tonight and this supplements the workshops school students will attend during the day.

Penny says many of the youngsters leaving Scilly want to have questions about living away from home answered. She says it’s a huge step for students to make as they prepare to leave the islands at 16 and by far the most pressing issue for them is where are they going to live and will it be safe.

Penny says there is on going support for pupils with regular careers assemblies, where people from different professions come in to talk to the children.

The careers convention opens its doors at 6.15pm and Penny says she welcomes ideas for attendees for 2013.