A unique event to raise awareness of careers support available to schools, was held today (Wednesday 29th March) in Leicester.
Over 80 representatives from local schools and colleges came to City Hall to listen to a range of education providers each give a one minute ‘elevator pitch’ on why schools should access their support.
Providers including Founders4Schools, TwentyTwenty and Leicester Apprenticeship Hub spoke about the types of services they could offer – such as employability workshops, student mentoring and apprenticeship support.
Speakers included Professor Tristram Hooley, head of research at the Careers and Enterprise Company who spoke at the event about what really ‘works’ in careers and enterprise education.
The Enterprise Adviser Network will play an important role in the LLEP’s objective to develop a flexible and skilled workforce for the future. The initiative is run by the LLEP in partnership with the Careers & Enterprise Company. It aims to build stronger guidance-based relationships between businesses and schools so that pupils can develop their workplace skills.
Since the EAN launched in May, a total of 35 schools and colleges and 35 senior business leaders have been recruited included companies such as BT Group, East Midlands Airport, Mattioli Woods, NHS, Winbro Group Technologies, Aggregate Industries and Leicester Racecourse. The ambition is to grow the network to cover 60 schools and colleges by August 2017.
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