Mrs P Burns, B.A., P.G.C.E.
To empower young people to have the skills to understand the cope the changing concept of career, lifelong learning and the development of skills for work.
To increase knowledge and understanding of the changing nature of work and the impact of global interdependence.
To develop skills of enterprise and entrepreneurship and recognise the need for creativity, enterprise and innovation.
Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) is now at the heart of the Curriculum following the introduction of the Entitlement Framework and the Revised Curriculum.
Key Stage 3
At Key Stage 3 the revised curriculum means that subjects are set out as strands within Areas of Learning which share curriculum objectives with common key elements and skills outcomes. One of these common Key Elements is Employability / Careers.
The revised curriculum has an emphasis on preparing young people for the workplace. At Key Stage 3 all pupils are taught Employability as part of the new area of Learning for Life and Work. Areas studied include; the Local and Global Economy, Career Management and Enterprise and Entrepreneurship. Why not try our “Do you know your Entrepreneurs?” Quiz
Key Stage 4 & 5
At Key Stage 4 and 5 pupils receive a programme of CEIAG, including the preparation of a CV and personal statement, careers guidance interviews, assistance with application forms and interviews, and job/course research.
To further enhance the delivery of CEIAG, Omagh High School runs a busy programme of visits and events and works closely with a range of outside agencies that provide further training and guidance for our students. Last year’s programme of events included the following:
- Omagh Learning Community Careers Event (Year 14)
- Visits to Ulster University, Coleraine, Magee and Jordanstown (Year 14)
- Visit to Queens University Belfast (Year 14)
- Royal Marines Leadership Training (Year 14)
- RAF Leadership Training (Year 12)
- RAF STEM Maths & Science workshops (Year 10)
- Theatre & Careers Show (Year 12)
- Young Enterprise Project Business & Learn to Earn (Year 10 & Year 11)
- HE Convention at Kings Hall (Year 13)
- Sentinus Interview Skills (Year 12)
- Northern Ireland Housing Executive (Year 14)
- Taste and See visit to South West College, Omagh (Year 9)
- Army Careers Talk (Years 10-14)
- Careers Service NI – Guidance Interviews (Years 12-14)
“That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.” (Abraham Lincoln)
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