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WCSM commits support for Careers in Eyecare

The Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers (WCSM) has committed to support Careers in Eyecare, the award-winning campaign from the Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO).

Commenting on the move announced during National Careers Week, chair of the WCSM Membership Committee Fiona Anderson says, “The WCSM wants to inspire future generations committed to visionary eye care, building upon a rich heritage of almost 400 years so it makes perfect sense for the WCSM to support the Careers in Eyecare campaign.”

Young people, parents and carers, employers and careers teachers will now be getting information and updates on relevant WCSM activities via the Careers in Eyecare website at www.careersineyecare.org.uk as well as on social media.

Fiona adds, “Initiatives such as the WCSM Journeyman scheme for young people and those in the early stages of their optical career make WCSM and Careers in Eyecare great partners. We support Careers in Eyecare’s work towards bringing more young people into a range of optical careers and professions.  Working alongside Careers in Eyecare, the WCSM is keen to support those who are entering careers in eyecare and eyewear.”

Watch out for profiles of young WCSM Freemen and Journeymen on the Careers in Eyecare site and social media soon.

Antonia Chitty, ABDO Head of Communications and IT says, “We are excited to be working with the WCSM to highlight all the different ways people can work to improve vision and save sight. It is an exciting time to be reaching out to young people and those thinking of changing career, and showing them all the options open to them. There are plenty of entry level opportunities and a solid career pathway, ensuring everyone who enters the world of eye care can develop their skills, achieve qualifications, and reach their full potential.”

Find out more about the Careers in Eyecare campaign here. Visit the WCSM here. You can also find the campaign on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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