University & Beyond: Evaluation

The first employability event between Beths Grammar School and EBP Kent, delivered for the benefit of the school’s Year 11 and any Year 12 students who were able to visit the business volunteers at various points of the day. Working with the lead contact at the school, Matthew Neylan, an event was created catering to the student’s future aspirations, general employability skills (interview techniques, job application, for example) and the opportunity to come into contact with a range of education and training providers.

 This was a full day event, lasting from 0910 until 1530, taking place on the 26th January 2018.  A member of EBP Kent’s Level 6 Guidance staff also attended the event to offer impartial advice to any students still unsure of what their ‘next steps’ might involve. Continue reading “University & Beyond: Evaluation”

Alumni Ambassadors

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Alumni Ambassador at Tower Hamlets Education Business Partnership

“I first became aware of Tower Hamlets EBP when I was 14 years old. Living in a small estate in East London, I felt limited in my knowledge of education paths and the career routes I could potentially follow.

I then heard about the Lloyd’s Business Mentoring Programme through my secondary school. Continue reading “Alumni Ambassadors”

For me or not for me?

Employability & Skills

Employability Skills have been captured by all the members of the CBI who, when surveyed, in 2011, gave a very clear list of their priorities when recruiting. Teamwork, communication, leadership are all on the list.

Students need opportunities to hone these skills as early as possible and to gain confidence with a range of different experiences until their competencies are strong in all areas. EBP Kent is convinced the best route is in partnership with local, regional and national employers who can support and in some cases lead delivery of the most suitable programmes. Employers inform and update the EBP weekly, they are the best conduit to give guidance and lead these areas, at the very core of all that is Education Business Partnership. Continue reading “For me or not for me?”

TEKK Challenge Impact

1140 students
228 Teams
7km of lolly sticks
230 Uniforms
105 Towers
85 Bridges

Research shows each positive employer engagement experience can add 4.1% on to a young person’s future salary.

BE Together Ltd work with local schools with the support of local businesses, to make a significant impact on the problems locally faced. They work tirelessly to source local businesses that can provide experiences of workplaces & provide opportunities through programmes like the TEKK Challenge where young people can make encounters with employers and employees. TEKK Challenge is funded entirely through business sponsorship and donations.

230 Business Ambassador Volunteers
2056 Volunteer Hours
1140 Students benefiting from meaningful positive employer engagement experiences

TEKK Challenge is an exciting programme designed to give 9 to 12-year-old students who are currently in Year 5 – 7 a hands-on, practical experience of forming a company to meet a technological challenge, and to help them identify and develop Enterprise and STEM (Science Technology Engineering & Mathematics) skills and attitudes that will be invaluable to them both now and in their future working lives.

230 Teachers receiving professional development training

At the completion of the programme the aim is for students to have acquired an understanding of what an enterprise is, how a company is formed, and how STEM is applied in a business environment. Through activities and participation, the students will be well on the journey to becoming competent in a wide range of skills preparing them for the transition from education into the wider world of business and education together.

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Collaborating “Subjects in the City”

Local Education Business Partnerships (EBPs) play a key role in bringing together schools, businesses and community organisations in local areas and supporting tens of thousands of pupils every year to develop their employability skills and drive up their aspirations. Some EBPs are coordinated by the borough, and others are independent bodies that work in partnership with their local council.

 

Subjects in the City was an innovative project which aimed to bring together City business and teachers from local schools to enrich the curriculum across a range of areas. Continue reading “Collaborating “Subjects in the City””

Lessons from Belgium

B&E Together Ltd helped organise a Belgium mobility experience for students of Dearne Valley College at CVO Heusden- Zolder.  B&E thanked the team at CVO Heusden Zolder for their commitment to the development and training of Young People from the UK. The students were committed and enthusiastic throughout the project and learned new skills and techniques during their training.

The group was extremely complimentary to their Belgium Hosts portraying their thanks to the team at CVO for their support and especially to Joris Quintens. Here is what one of the students said about the whole trip Continue reading “Lessons from Belgium”