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Lift Off & Grow 2022

Your child is invited to be part of Lift Off 2022: Lift Off & Grow – the online induction event for Aberdeen City’s new senior pupils LIVE and online on Wednesday, 1st of June 2022 and Thursday, 2nd of June 2022!

Over 3000 North East pupils are set to gain an understanding of future learning and career pathways when they attend Lift Off & Grow 2022 from 1-2 June.

The two-day online event organised by Aberdeen City Council in partnership with Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) North East, will be streamed to senior pupils across Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire.

The event is being delivered by a sophisticated digital platform, BigMarker, allowing companies to participate in a way that suits them best – from taking part in live panels to presenting virtually. Pupils will have the opportunity to hear and interact directly with employers.

The event aims to inform and inspire young people about the variety of career and study opportunities in the region as it rises to the challenge of climate change. Over 40 companies are involved to cover sectors including Energy, Tourism, Hospitality, Life Sciences, Health, Media, Communication, Finance, Law, and ICT.

This booklet will help pupils to keep a record and notes from any sessions that they attend.

Pupils will also work through the government promoted Climate Accelerator course from Jump Digital, which provides them with SCQF Tariff points upon completion.

Councillor Martin Greig, the convener of the Education Committee, said “This is a fantastic opportunity for the senior pupils to get an insight into the options ahead of them as they prepare to leave school. This can be an overwhelming time as they navigate their next steps, with events like this we aim to prepare them for not only this transition but also the future, where climate change will be the focus for years to come.

Councillor Jessica Mennie, the vice-convener of the Education Committee, said “We are delighted to be working with Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) North East to deliver this event to pupils across Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire. It is a chance for them to discover the evolving opportunities that exist within organisations as we move towards a more sustainable future.

Lift Off 2022 will be opened by keynote speaker Megan McCubbin. A zoologist, wildlife TV presenter and conservationist, Megan is best known for her appearances on BBC’s Springwatch, Autumnwatch and Winterwatch programmes.

In the next few days, pupils will receive an email invite from BigMarker to create an account for the event. They will also receive a separate invite from Jump Digital to create an account to complete the Climate Solutions Accelerator Course.

When pupils join the event their cameras and mics are disabled, with pupils able to ask questions in a moderated Q&A section.

Ten £100 Aberdeen City vouchers, that can be used in most shops
and restaurants across Aberdeen,are prizes for participation over the two days.
Prizes will be decided upon: questions that pupils answer over the two days,
participating in the most sessions, and for completing the participant survey after the event.