An Industry/Technical Event is a focused event in which young people can gain information about the skills, knowledge and qualifications required by a sector or industry.
These sorts of events are skills focused and targeted in their approach.
What is the impact of an Industry/Technical Event?
Because they are so focused, Industry/Technical Events have a significant impact on young people. It is important to ensure that the event is appropriate for the age and stage of the audience.
These events work best as part of a programme of experiences looking at several industries, or as a targeted event for interested senior stage pupils. These are powerful events which can open up new possibilities, and validate aspirations, for young people.
Curriculum Links: Curricular Mapping in relation to the 4 Capacities of A Curriculum for Excellence
An Industry/Technical Event will encourage motivation to learn by contextualising future opportunities and, therefore, increasing the determination to achieve high standards.
An Industry/Technical Event will give an opportunity to demonstrate an enterprising attitude and communicate in a new context.
An Industry/Technical Event will allow the learner to keep developing their understanding of their place in society and to make informed choices about their future within it.
An Industry/Technical Event will allow a learner to test out ideas about their future path and encourage them to live as independently as possible.
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