OBJECTIVES OF THE CAREERS EDUCATION INFORMATION ADVICE & GUIDANCE PROGRAMME (CEIAG)
Objectives of the Careers programme take account of the requirements prescribed in DE/DEL document ‘Preparing For Success’.
Aims of CEIAG
To enable students to identify, assess and develop the skills and qualities necessary to choose and implement an appropriate career.
To acquire and evaluate information and review experiences. To identify and investigate appropriate career pathways and learning opportunities in education, training and employment.
To develop skills in career planning and employing effective decision-making strategies to manage transition and make suitable career development choices, with the appropriate advice and guidance.
The CEIAG Learning Entitlement consists of the following components.
This is delivered in classes, one per fortnight in Years 10, 12, 13 and 14.
This is provided on may levels including the Careers Library and Computer Packages, in addition to the biennial Careers Convention. We also offer Careers Interviews from – 20 – DEL Careers Adviser, Labour Market Information from DEL, Year 13 interviews, Young Enterprise Workshops, Open Days, Options events, Educational Visits and Conventions, Guest Speakers, Parents Evenings.
Work Related Learning
This component is delivered through Work Experience, visits into the school from outside bodies and employers, Young Enterprise Company programme in Year 13, Enterprise Education, mock interviews, CVs, Personal statements.
These include the wide range of skills, capabilities, attributes and dispositions which enable someone to become employable. These skills are embedded in the programmes of study. They include Numeracy, ICT, Communication, Working with others, Problem solving, Decision making and Self Management.