It’s app-y days for career help

Pupils (from left) Jimmy Wei, Lydia Lake and Grace Robinson get to grips with the careers app.
Pupils (from left) Jimmy Wei, Lydia Lake and Grace Robinson get to grips with the careers app.
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THINKING of taking the next step in life? There’s an app for that.

Pupils wondering what steps to take to get the job of their dreams can now use a mobile application to help choose the best education courses.

It has been launched by Blackpool Sixth Form College to help students make choices based on their career goals or interests.

Path Your Future allows high school students to browse the sixth form’s recommended study pathways by choosing a career they aspire to.

Pupils at Hodgson Academy, Poulton, tested the app on their iPads and gave it the thumbs-up.

Lydia Lake, 15, from Cleveleys, head girl at the Moorland Road academy, said: “The idea is really good and certain parts work really well. It gave some of my classmates, who had ideas about their interests but not careers, ideas.”

More than a hundred course and career titles are available to browse.

On choosing a career, pupils are given a brief description of it, details of how to go on in to the field, other jobs relating to it and related courses at the college.

Users can also browse information about the sixth form including events and application forms.

Jimmy Wei, 15, from Blackpool, said: “The concept is good and it fits the aim.

“But I want to be a doctor and it didn’t have information specific to that.”

The app can be downloaded from the Apple App Store but is only currently available to iPhone, iPod and iPad users.

The sixth form aims to release the app for Android users in the future.

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