Career Inspiration in Education ‘Leading the Way’
Winners of Career Inspiration Award (Education) 2014 AND 2015.
St Cecilia’s College are delighted to announce that they have been awarded Winners of Career Inspiration Award (Education) at the annual Irish News Workplace & Employment Awards in the spectacular surroundings of Titanic Belfast for the second year in a row.
The judges citation read as follows: ‘Our winners gave precise evidence of long term strategic partnerships to develop students’ employability skills. It ensures its young people are given open access to impartial careers advice and is one of the few schools to have invested in a full-time fully-qualified Careers Manager. The breadth of what they do in a disadvantaged area is inspirational’.
St Cecilia’s College work in partnership with School’s Employers Connection, Chamber of Commerce, Foyle Learning Community, Further and Higher Education organisations, Young Enterprise, NISCA and Sentinus has led to a fundamental change in our approach to our careers education.
We recognise that not only do we need a robust education system that meets the needs of the learner but that also reflects the skills required by employers. St Cecilia’s has a fully qualified, full-time Careers Manager who provides every one of our student with an opportunity to engage in a range of activities designed specifically to develop their knowledge in the world of work and develop their employability skills.
We encourage our students to develop the independent learning skills that they will benefit from when they progress onto Sixth Form and then to Further or Higher Education.
Our pupils are given open access to impartial careers advice. We do not allocate pupils to pathways but instead give them fully informed and free choice. We are particularly proud of our role models days; Insight into Industry and pilot mentoring programme that we run in conjunction with a local company.
We pride ourselves on being a happy and caring school where all of our girls can flourish. We encourage high aspirations and seek to bring out the very best in every one of our pupils and as a result of this our students consistently achieve excellent results.