KCC Careers Fair15th October 2019
CAREERS FAIR – MONDAY 4th NOVEMBER 2019
In order to help inform our students of the great variety of careers, career pathways and personal development opportunities available in the world today, KCC hold an annual Careers Fair. I am pleased to say that the number of organisations wishing to be involved in this event has increased substantially this year. In order to facilitate this, the Fair will be held off-site at Quayside Leisure Centre on the above date.
For the first time, we would like to extend an invitation to all parents/carers of KCC students to visit the Fair at a time to suit you during the day. The Fair will be open from 09.00 – 15.20. On arrival at Quayside Leisure Centre, please sign in at the table in the Main Foyer. You will be issued with a lanyard which, for safeguarding reasons, must be worn throughout your visit. Please return the lanyard and sign out on your departure. You may wish to coincide your visit with your son/daughter. Listed below are the times each year group will be visiting the Fair with their teacher, so please feel free to join your child if you wish. Alternatively, you are welcome at a time that suits you and your other commitments.
09.10-10.10 – Year 9
10.10-11.10 – Year 8
11.35-12.35 – Years 12 & 13
12.35–13.35 – Year 11
14.20-15.20- Year 10
You may also visit during the student’s lunch break , 13.35-14.20.
Year 7 parents/carers will note that Year 7 do not visit the Fair during their first year at KCC; however, they do begin to interact with our careers programme after the October half term. Parents/carers of this year group are still welcome to attend the Fair if they wish.
A number of representatives from further and higher education, apprenticeship providers, vocational training organisations, gap year organisations, the Armed Forces and many more will be present. For the first time, there will also be a dedicated Apprenticeship Advice Area where students will be able to discuss with experts in this field all levels of apprenticeship and gain an insight into what is involved.
In addition, there will be a stand run by Unifrog. This platform allows students to research and track their own career journey from Year 7 – Year 13. Every activity the students participate in, each interaction they have with someone from a profession or further education establishment, every competency they achieve on their journey through the College will be recorded on their personal account on this site. A programme of Unifrog Tutor activities is also being introduced in all years to inform and allow students to interact with the site as often as possible. They can, of course, also access their account at any time they wish. All the information and historical records contained on their account will be invaluable when it comes to considering their next steps post 16 and/or post 18, writing CVs, completing applications and as preparation for any interview. We would like to encourage as many parents & carers as possible to also explore Unifrog. You will be able to explore all options available to the students and perhaps strike up positive conversations around this topic. If you wish to log on to Unifrog please go to: www.unifrog.org /select “Been given a Form Code”/ select “Sign in for the first time” / username: parentkingsbridge. You will then be prompted to create a password. I hope you find the site useful and if you need any further assistance or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
In the exciting, but competitive, world our young people are growing up in, there has never been a more important time for them to be fully informed about their future choices. We hope that this event will provide stimuli for further investigation and research about the endless possibilities open to them.
Please do not hesitate to contact the College if you have any questions.