Plotr Roadshow In Cumbria
12 May 2016
Costain, one of the UK’s leading engineering solutions providers, is sponsoring Cumbria’s first Plotr Roadshow. The free event is designed for careers advisers, teachers, heads of 6th form and school leaders.
The Cumbria roadshow is taking place on 28th June 2016 at University of Central Lancashire Samuel Lindow Building at Westlakes Science and Technology Park in Whitehaven.
The event will allow the opportunity to explore the following learning outcomes:
- Understand the key drivers for new careers education policy
- Wider appreciation of providers offering support services to schools
- Meet and network with local and national employers who are keen to support schools
- Attend workshops offering practical support on delivering careers education services
- Walk away with a delegate pack full of careers resources and contacts to use in school
Plotr, a revolutionary careers website was created to help 11-24 year olds discover and explore careers. It’s built around a game which uncovers careers matched to their skills, interests and personality.
They can explore employer world, in depth career profiles, videos, articles and more to get a view of what the world of work is really like and find what inspires them. With the help of expert info, insider hints and tips - and thousands of work experience, apprenticeship and entry level job opportunities – supporting young people through the big (and small) choices they will have to make..
The roadshow event includes workshops on the day from Barclays LifeSkills, Apps for Good, The Careers Development Institute and Plotr. Several Plotr roadshows are taking part across the UK.
James York, Corporate Responsibility Manager for Costain said: “The purpose of the roadshows is to reach a different audience than from our usual schools engagement, one made up of teachers and careers advisors. This is a perfect opportunity to inspire these influential stakeholders in young people’s lives. The roadshows are a really good way to showcase our fantastic industry, but also to spell out the opportunities available to young people“.
Costain recently launched its Engineering A Sustainable Tomorrow strategy, which has an ambitious target of ‘30,000 young people engaged through Costain STEM engagement’ by 2025.
Neil Bennion, Costain Project Director, added: “Plotr is a fantastic tool for both young people and teachers. We’ve been encouraging people in Cumbria to utilise Plotr and we are now taking that a step further by sponsoring Cumbria’s first Plotr Roadshow. For Cumbria, this is a totally different approach to investing in skills for socio economic empowerment”.
Caption: ‘Costain Careers World’
Costain Communications Department