Vocational Service focuses on the opportunity that Rotarians have to represent their professions as well as their efforts to promote vocational awareness and high ethical standards in business.
From offering career guidance in high schools, to seeking ways to improve conditions in the workplace, Rotarians and their clubs engage in many different kinds of vocational service.
The Rotary Club of Astley have been involved in a wide variety of Vocational projects and events over the years.
Many activities are carried out in conjunction with other clubs in District 1280. Below is a brief introduction to some of the most successful events in recent years.
Each year, members of the club assist in these interviews at St Mary's High School. They are held for the benefit of the Upper 6th students who are about to commence their university or job applications, and give them some insight into the process and enable them to gain valuable feedback.
This is a competition held throughout the North West which involves teams of under 18s in the art of public speaking. Subjects are chosen by the students who compete in teams of three (Chairman, Speaker and Proposer) who present a prepared speech to an audience of Rotarians and friends. A trophy is awarded to the winning team who also advance to compete against the winners from other districts for a national award.