Hundreds of pupils across Moray have been exposed to the region’s key industries in an effort to keep them in the region after they leave school.
Opportunities in health and social care, childcare, food, drink and tourism and land-based work have been promoted to all S3 students since the beginning of the academic year.
The programme, which has been run by the Moray Skills Pathway and DYW Moray, culminated in an engineering day at Moray College UHI.
Maxine Scott, education support officer for Moray Council, said: “S3 is a critical point in young people’s education, where they make choices as they progress from the broad general education to the senior phase.
“Research has shown that so many young people think that being successful is linked to moving away, but we hope we have proved that there are huge opportunities in Moray and that they will remain or return one day.”
Sarah Baxter, manager of DYW Moray, added: “I am not sure they really knew what to expect but by the end of the sessions, they were going away enthused about what is on offer.
“The sector days have at the very least broadened their view of what career paths are available in our region.”