The Girls in Hi-Tech programme aims to address the lack of woman entering high technology business sectors. It gives girls the opportunity to experience the types of roles that are available in the Hi-Tech sector and to hear first-hand from female business ambassadors about their careers.
The programme is delivered over a school term, through a series of hands-on, work-related challenges delivered by three different high technology businesses. Girls in Hi-Tech brings together businesses and schools to show how interesting, stimulating and attractive a career in the Hi-Tech sector can be.
Girls in Hi-Tech raises self-confidence and awareness of career opportunities in technology and engineering as well as significantly raising students’ aspirations.
“It taught me that engineering is also for women, and has inspired me into looking at different career paths” Student
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 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.
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?”→
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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.
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.