Careers information, advice guidance (CIAG) provider, CareersInc has come on board as a sponsor for this year’s Educate Awards.
CareersInc is an established company, set up to deliver high-quality, flexible solutions to schools. Its team of professional, qualified and experienced careers advisers work with students, teachers and employers to ensure that young people get the best careers guidance they need.
CareersInc will sponsor the newly updated ‘Careers & Enterprise Award’. This category recognises schools, academies and colleges that are preparing young people the best they can for their future careers.
Judges will be looking for excellent examples of career-related learning about the range of career pathways and opportunities available to them, whilst also developing a spirit for enterprise amongst pupils or students and encouraging entrepreneurship.
James Madine, CEO of CareersInc, said: “Now more than ever is it vitally important that we come together to recognise and reward those working in the education sector. Over the past few months, we have seen our industry go through such challenging times, as schools were told to close their doors in order to protect lives. But my fellow educational colleagues stepped up to this challenge, finding innovative and engaging ways to still support their students. From teaching staff to support staff, it was incredible to see how we have all come together as an industry. It is this strength and commitment why I feel this year’s Educate Awards are so important – as now more than ever do we need to stand-up and applaud our colleagues.
“With this in mind, we knew we wanted to get involved and give something back to our industry again this year. CareersInc sponsoring the new Careers & Enterprise Award category seemed such a great fit, as we also wanted to celebrate the schools and careers advisers who have gone above and beyond to prepare their pupils for their best possible future.
James continued: “This year has been particularly challenging for Year 11s, so quality and impartial careers advice and guidance is of paramount importance. We must do everything we can to ensure that the current situation doesn’t adversely impact young people from progressing into HE/FE/vocational pathways. As an industry, we have a duty to support our pupils to understand that their Post 16 options are still available to them, even though traditional Open Days or exams aren’t taking place; and that their hopes and dreams are still alive, even if things look and feel different to them right now.
“It is an absolute privilege to once again support the Educate Awards. As a team, we are looking forward to celebrating with our peers on the evening, as well as hopefully swooping an award or two for our Progress Schools team, who have had another very successful year supporting our students.”
Kim O’Brien, founder of the Educate Awards, said: “We are thrilled to have CareersInc on board and supporting the new Careers & Enterprise Award. Preparation for future employment in the ever-changing world of work is so important and it is only right to shine the spotlight on those schools and colleges that are going above and beyond for pupils and students.”
As the entry deadline for this year’s awards is fast approaching, Kim added: “It has been an unusual few months in education to say the least, but now more than ever we need to celebrate the fabulous work that has been going on inside and outside of schools.
“The deadline has been extended to midnight on Sunday 5 July and so there is still time to draft and submit your entries. We are once again looking forward to hosting another night to remember!”
To enter the Educate Awards 2020, please visit: educateawards.co.uk/how-to-enter/