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Careers info - in the Library

Skills Development Scotland – Career Management Skills

As young people begin to explore their options for further learning and work, it is important that they identify their skills and strengths as they make decisions about what they want to do next.

Working with school staff Skills Development Scotland can help young people get ready for this exciting stage in their lives and prepare for their future.

SDS provides a range of support to help pupils to develop career management skills they’ll need all of their lives and to make well-informed decisions about their career pathways.

Schools are now building career management into their curriculums. In addition group sessions, drop-in lunchtime clinics and face-to-face coaching, where appropriate, is supported by My World of Work web service, (www.myworldofwork.co.uk). It provides information on different careers, how to build and customise CVs, search for jobs, source funding for learning, apply for further or higher education and many other tools.  As well as this, a careers library can be found outside the Careers Room which has various resources for employability support and many College and University prospectuses.  A careers board also displays information on job vacancies, different career sectors and upcoming careers events.

Careers Officer

Your Career adviser, Carol Duncan, will help pupils who need some tailored support to explore the training and skills necessary for the job or career which is right for them.  She is based in the school library on a Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

If you need to reach Carol on a day she is not in school, please contact the local SDS Centre at 100 Manor Street, Falkirk, FK1 1NU or call 01324 677006

Other links:

myworldofwork.co.uk – for all your work, skills and learning needs

ourskillsforce.co.uk – making skills work for employers

skillsdevelopmentscotland.co.uk – corporate website

Careers Displays

Every month we choose a careers area to display in the library. This can be anything from Working overseas (see picture). or Hair and Beauty, Agriculture, etc etc etc.