Research by the Education and Employers Charity, which has promoted the Inspiring the Future and Primary Future Campaigns across the world, suggests that young people who engage with employers through career activities such as the Employment and Skills event, careers lessons and work experience are more likely to be positive about schooling and its helpfulness in adulthood.
Simply put this research indicates that the more children and young people encounter employers whilst at school (4 or more often being cited) the more likely they are to be motivated and successful when they enter employment themselves and remain employed.
‘More is More!’ was the theme was the theme of this years Employment and Skills event which was on Thursday 7th November 2019 from 9 am - 5 pm at the Villa Marina, the clear focus was on supporting young people attending the event to find out more about the world of work and understand the importance of broad, transferable employability skills.
The purpose of the event is for students to:
• use employer expertise to help them further research two sectors of their choice
• find out about at least one sector that they hadn’t thought about before (their ‘wild card’)
• understand more about the ‘transferable skills’ that employers look for