School holds career convention
Colleges and organisations from around the country set up their stands and chatted to students about opportunities – including the Royal College of GPs, the Royal Institute of British Architects, the Royal Air Force, the Army and the College of Chiropractors. There were plenty of university and college prospectuses to look at and Outreach International, which specialises in gap years, was also on hand to give advice.
Local firms and organisations like Coodes Solicitors, The Eden Project and Newquay Zoo were there too – providing information about jobs and work experience.
“Today’s job market and the increasing costs of higher education mean that it has never been more important to think ahead and get some sense of career direction,” said Truro High’s Head of Careers Robin Hunter. “That’s why all our girls are given a week to do work experience in Year 10 and again in Year 12 and why we arrange events like the career convention. We want our students to be aware of all possibilities and to start planning their futures as much as they can.”