Raising Aspirations

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What is Raising Aspirations?

Raising Aspirations 2019 will be

Tuesday 29th January & Wednesday 30th January

 Raising Aspirations: Cabot Learning Federation

Raising Aspirations 2018 featured in an ITV West Country News Report. Click here to view this piece.

The purpose of this event is threefold: firstly to raise students' aspirations, secondly to raise their awareness of the opportunities that are open to them, and finally to show that these routes are often linked.

With the challenges young people face in a changing and complex world there is a need for quality careers information, advice and guidance (CIAG).

Professionals from industry and education come together to offer inspiring talks, workshops and engaging activities to bring the world of work and education together.

Schools in East Central Bristol join together for this exciting event for all Year 9 students to gain inspirational Careers Information, Advice and Guidance. We celebrate the wealth of opportunities and career entry routes for students as they start to think about their own individual pathways.

There are four main areas of focus:

  • Higher Education:  Local Universities delivering information about courses and qualifications.
  • Local businesses: giving practical advice on routes into employment/careers.
  • Further education and training providers: offering information and advice.
  • Employability skills, including Apprenticeships/Traineeships.

 an extensive careers curriculum at school Raising Aspirations adds value and inspiration to students making important option decisions in Year 9. 

Are you an organisation that would like to be involved? Click here to find out more.

Would you like to sponsor Raising Aspirations? 

We have a range of sponsorship packages available.


To view the conference flyer click here.

For further information contact-

Tim Holmes Careers Education, Information Advice and Guidance Bristol Metropolitan Academy, Snowdon Road, Fishponds, Bristol BS16 2HD. T: 0117 3772071 | E: tholmes@bristolmet.net 

To watch highlights from Raising Aspirations 2017 click on the video below


A selection of pics from Raising Aspirations







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