At Campbell College, significant time is invested in supporting our pupils through all facets of Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance provision. Access to quality CEIAG is a fundamental aspect of a pupil’s success; preparation of our pupils for the world of work is of the utmost importance and we recognise that a high standard of CEIAG can help raise motivation and achievement amongst pupils. Economic development is also crucial to the long-term future of Northern Ireland and as a College we have a social responsibility to prepare our pupils to contribute positively to local and global economies, and to address the needs of future generations in an increasingly technological society.
We support and encourage pupils to engage fully in CEIAG and aim to create a culture of self-sufficiency in their research and investigations of career and learning opportunities. It is our basic tenet that we never take decisions for pupils and remain objective in our advice. Nevertheless, the strong network of support provided by the Careers Department promotes a serious approach in planning for future choices and the establishment of solid, encouraging, supportive relationships between the Careers Team and pupils is important if they are to seek advice and address Career-related issues at appropriate stages.
It is important that pupils think seriously about their future prospects and are kept fully informed about Labour Market changes and predictions for the years ahead. Further or Higher Education is a substantial commitment and pupils need to engage in undertake longer-term Personal Career Planning, fully informed of economic and employment issues. Investment by all stakeholders – pupils, staff, parents and the local community in our CEIAG provision is a significant factor in our pupils’ future success.