Innovative Card Games help Students make informed career choices

Students considering their future career options are being offered a helping hand from a very enjoyable source courtesy of an innovative card game called Top Careers.
By: Eiman Munro
 
 
Top Careers educates 14-19 year olds on science, maths & engineering careers
Top Careers educates 14-19 year olds on science, maths & engineering careers
 
Oct. 3, 2008 - PRLog -- Students considering their future career options are being offered a helping hand from a very enjoyable source courtesy of an innovative card game called Top Careers TM.

Award winning Top Careers is a game based on the Top Trumps concept with which many students are familiar. It is all about enthusing and educating 14-19 year olds about the myriad career opportunities available to them within specific industries - in a fun way.

Part of a wider range of educational resource games known as Loop Card Games (http://www.loopgames.co.uk), Top Careers boosts awareness of professions in the science, mathematics and engineering sectors and helps to encourage pupils to take up subjects that have been considered difficult and boring in the past.

Informed Career Choices

Physics teacher Eiman Munro is the director of Loop Card Games. She says, “All too often students are not given enough information about the career options suited to their skills and abilities and they frequently wind up following run-of-the-mill career paths. Sadly this means they could miss out on a career which offers great enjoyment. None of this is ideal for the student, and it certainly isn’t good for the country’s currently unbalanced workforce either.”

High Profile Sponsors

Each Top Careers card is sponsored by a well known company related to the industry; for example, British Airways sponsors the Airline Pilot Career Card. Other high profile sponsors include Rolls Royce and The Institution of Civil Engineers.

Mike Evans, director of Mechanical Engineering at RWE nPower – a Top Careers sponsor - says: “Using the very trendy Top Trumps craze is an excellent way of generating the enthusiasm and interest of students in science and engineering related careers. We’re delighted to sponsor the Mechanical Engineer card as we’re keen to engage students in the exciting world of engineering.”

Top Careers supports the national curriculum. When assessed by students in an Essex school the feedback was overwhelmingly positive; “It allowed me to view a wider range of career options other than typical professions”, said one pupil.

Top Careers and Loop Card Games are available for distribution throughout educational institutions and consumer retail outlets. For more information visit http://www.loopgames.co.uk.

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Top Careers TM is a careers resource published by Essex-based Loop Games Publishing Limited. It is part of a range of educational resource card games called Loop Card Games which was launched in 2005 by physics teacher and full time mother Eiman Munro. Eiman started developing the card games during her maternity leave as a way to provide teachers with ready-made resources for their science lessons and to help make learning science topics fun for students. Top Careers supports the National Curriculum and helps educate students aged 14-19 years on science, mathematics and engineering related careers. The product won an Innovation Award from the London Development Agency in 2006. For further information visit http://www.loopgames.co.uk.
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