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The Black Country LEP recognises the importance of business engagement with schools.
The world of work and business is changing at an incredible pace with new technology defining many job roles that previously never existed and other roles disappearing all together. Enabling businesses to work alongside and with schools helps to ensure that both teachers and pupils have a better understanding of current and future job roles across the full range of sectors in the Black Country supported by a range of supporting resources.
The Black Country Skills Factory works to link Business and schools in the delivery of programmes co-funded by the Careers and Enterprise Company. These programmes look to improve the careers provision in school by accelerating the achievement of the 8 Gatsby benchmarks (what ‘good’ looks like in Careers Education in Schools).
Schools engagement is a vital strand to the Skills Factory
Under the following 3 aims, the Skills Factory aims to change young peoples and employers perceptions of the workplace.
Working with the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust and their NHS Futures Team, Learn Live has been given special access to the work of the Allied Health Professionals, the third largest workforce in the health service.
It’s a great chance for your students to see behind the scenes, to hear what it’s really like working in the NHS and to explore the pathways to rewarding and fulfilling careers working as Allied Health Professionals.
Allied Health Professionals are: podiatrists, dietitians, occupational therapists, operating department practitioners, orthoptists, osteopaths, prosthetists and orthotists, paramedics, art therapists, drama therapists, music therapists, physiotherapists, diagnostic radiographers, therapeutic radiographers, speech and language therapists *
This programme will give students real-life encounters with Allied Health Professionals in these vital careers, providing fresh perspectives on the world of work.
Work Experience page – https://www.royalwolverhampton.nhs.uk/work-with-us/work-experience/
NHS Futures Zone page – https://www.royalwolverhampton.nhs.uk/services/service-directory-a-z/nhs-futures-zone/
Twitter handle – @RWT_WEX
West Midlands Combined Authority recognises that young people who have transitioned into post 16 education may be unsure about their choice of course, career or pathway and this Learn Live event is aimed at those who are considering dropping out of education. The message is simply ‘Swap Don’t Drop’; it’s ok to change your mind and there are alternative option for you to consider. The event is to raise awareness of what is on offer throughout the West Midlands region including information on colleges, independent training providers, apprenticeship routes and other sources of support and advice. There will also be representation from the National Careers Service who will be available to answer any careers related questions that you may have during the event.
This Learn Live event is part of the Black Country Skills Factory’s World of Work Week and in addition to demystifying Engineering, will explore the different types of career pathways available in the sector. The session will also highlight options available to further your education or find Apprenticeships to help start an Engineering career as well as hearing from existing Apprentices talking about their experiences.
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