A London school – which uses a groundbreaking service provided by careers experts Morrisby – has been praised by the MP for Skills and Apprenticeships.
Speaking at the Westminster Academy, which uses Morrisby’s industry recognised Fast Tomato product, Rt Hon Robert Halfon MP said the school was a fantastic example of careers advice and guidance.
Morrisby worked with the school to introduce Fast Tomato – a careers website for young people which helps them broaden their horizons and consider a wider range of career and education options. Students take a short psychometric questionnaire which gauges interests, attitudes and motivations and then offers personalised advice.
The service is just one that the Hemel Hempstead based company offers including the internationally renowned Morrisby Profile and the new innovative Morrisby Online.
Mr Halfon MP was giving a careers speech at Wesminster Academy on Monday 30 January where he outlined his thoughts on the future of careers.
He said: “I see careers advice as the first rung on a ladder of opportunity, a ladder that people will continue to climb throughout their lifetime. Our starting point in creating a careers system that works for everyone is to build on what works. I have seen some excellent examples around the country including the fantastic work here at Westminster Academy.”
He said it was essential to spread this good practice more widely to ensure support was getting to where it was most needed and for careers guidance to become seen as a vital part of the education system.
Morrisby’s Managing Director Malcolm Morrisby said “It is tremendous to see how staff at Westminster Academy provide students with the career management skills they need to take control of their future. At Morrisby we take pride in the part we are able to play in helping people discover, develop and maximise their unique potential in a dynamic and complex world”
Morrisby has been providing expert careers guidance for more than 50 years and currently works with more than a thousand schools in the UK and overseas.
Millions of young people have been helped by the company’s psychometric based assessments to gain an insight into the careers most suited to their strengths and personality.
All Morrisby products aim to be encouraging, fair, unbiased, aspirational and are supported by a team of highly trained staff.
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