National Career Award 2010

National Careers Award Winner 2010

National Careers Award 2010 trophyAnn Starkie founder of AS Careers won the prestigious National Careers Award for her pioneering World of Work Project involving Year 6 pupils from Tuckswood Community Primary School.

The World of Work Project

The project involved local employers coming into the school and pupils visiting employers such as:

The project was funded externally by UnLtd, The Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs, and was the first project of its kind to be run in the UK.

Download the full World of Work report which was sent to the Minister of Education.

Assisted by Careersoft’s Job Explorer Database (JED)

Ann Starkie with NCA trophySpecial thanks go to Careersoft and their First JED system which was used in the careers education sessions in class.

Ann appears far-right in the opposite photo – joined by Richard Hebblewhite and Liz Smith of Careersoft

Liz Smith, MD at Careersoft says:

“We’re over the moon that First Jed has been used to inspire the next generation.

Ann’s project just goes to show how introducing career-related learning at an early age can play a huge part in motivating students, and giving them something real to aim for.”

Encouraging and motivating Pupils

ann starkie and tony o'rourkeThe results of the project showed how important making careers real to life can be in influencing pupil’s present motivation to learn and the options considered for later life by children at this stage.

Tony O’Rourke, Deputy Headmaster of Tuckswood Community Primary School, says:

“The World of Work project is very powerful in linking together the schools based learning of the children with the skills needed to become economically successful adults in their later life.”