Rationale for Careers Education and Guidance and Work-Related Learning

Careers Education and Guidance & Work-Related Learning make a major contribution to preparing young people for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life, in order to help them make a successful transition to adulthood.

A planned, tailored and progressive programme of activities and interventions supports learners in choosing pathways that suit their interests and abilities, help young people to follow a career path and manage the transitions of their working lives.

Aims: Our aim is to help learners, through careers and work-related activities and interventions, to be able to:

  • Develop their understanding of themselves in relation to future learning and employment opportunities
  • Learn and experience careers and the world of work
  • Develop their career management and employability skills

Careers Leader
Mr Goodenough is the named careers leader at MCA – he can be contacted via main reception or by email: richard.goodenough@mca.attrust.org.uk

We Provide the following exciting activities for all year groups:

  • Employer Workshops – from time to time there will be workshops from a range of different employers. Please keep an eye on the daily notices for a chance to sign up.
  • Enrichment Day activities – there are opportunities for our students to sign up to a range of enrichment day activities. Please keep an eye on daily notices for more information.
  • Visits to Careers Fairs – meet local employers, colleges and universities to gain information.
  • Visits to Local Employers – Usually offered to students in small groups.
  • Careers interviews (upon request) – there is a sign up list in the House Office. All students can request an interview with the academy careers adviser.

Information for Parents/ Carers.

Careers Advice for Parents 

Information for Employers looking to engage with MCA

If you are a business looking to support student’s at Mildenhall College Academy then please contact Mr Goodenough who will be able to respond to your request. You may be able to offer a work experience placement or talk to a group of students about your particular industry.  Richard.goodenough@mca.attrust.org.uk

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