Wednesday, 7 February 2018

WHY NOT COME AND FIND OUT ABOUT THIS BRILLIANT PROGRAMME!

FREE CONFERENCE FOR...
Headteachers, Senior Leadership Team and Work Experience and Careers Staff...

PLEASE COME...
You are warmly invited to The Better Learners Better Workers Annual Conference
10.30am-3.45pm, Wednesday 28th February 2018
The Cutlers’ Hall, Sheffield, S1 1HG

To book your place, please register for the conference below:
https://blbwconference.eventbrite.co.uk

PLEASE PASS THIS ON TO INTERESTED COLLEAGUES AND YOUR NETWORKS!

Friday, 2 February 2018

SKILLS ARE THE FUTURE!

I was listening to the news this morning focusing on Amazon’s new store, Amazon Go. It doesn't work like a typical Sainsbury’s or Tesco supermarket — instead, it's designed so that shoppers will use an app, also called Amazon Go, to automatically add the products they plan to buy to a digital shopping cart; they can then walk out of the building without waiting in a checkout line.
With technology advancing and the world rapidly changing, it’s only logical that the skill set needed for jobs in the future is, too. While the digital world is growing, skills like communication, problem-solving, teamwork and resilience are becoming more and more valued. These are the skills at the heart fo the Cutlers' 'Better Learners, Better Workers' programmes and young people will increasingly need them to thrive and succeed in the world of work.

Friday, 26 January 2018

THE BETTER LEARNERS, BETTER WORKERS CONFERENCE!

Employers, Headteachers, Senior Leadership Team and Work Experience and Careers Staff
You are warmly invited to... 

The Better Learners Better Workers Annual Conference (FREE event)
10.30am-3.45pm, Wednesday 28th February 2018
The Cutlers’ Hall, Sheffield, S1 1HG

The NEW DfE Careers Strategy: 'Making the Most of Everyone's Skills and Talents' requires schools to provide all young people:
  • with an offer which will help them understand the full range of opportunities available to them
  • to learn from employers about work and the skills that are valued in the workplace
  • to have first-hand experience of the workplace
"We want all young people in secondary school and college to get an excellent programme of advice and guidance that is delivered by individuals with the right skills and experience."

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

NEW JOBS REQUIRE NEW SKILLS!

We face unprecedented change and automation, globalisation, collaboration and broader social changes like the growing global middle class are transforming the workforce and the nature of work! Work today is increasingly collaborative and focused on solving problems in creative ways. 

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

COME AND FIND OUT ABOUT THIS BRILLIANT PROGRAMME!

FREE CONFERENCE FOR...
Headteachers, Senior Leadership Team and Work Experience and Careers Staff...

PLEASE COME...
You are warmly invited to The Better Learners Better Workers Annual Conference
10.30am-3.45pm, Wednesday 28th February 2018
The Cutlers’ Hall, Sheffield, S1 1HG

PLEASE PASS THIS ON TO INTERESTED COLLEAGUES AND YOUR NETWORKS!

Monday, 22 January 2018

The Better Learners Better Workers Annual Conference

Headteachers, Senior Leadership Team and Work Experience and Careers Staff... You are warmly invited to The Better Learners Better Workers Annual Conference
10.30am-3.00pm, Wednesday 28th February 2018
The Cutlers’ Hall, Sheffield, S1 1HG

The NEW DfE Careers Strategy: 'Making the Most of Everyone's Skills and Talents' requires schools to provide all young people:
  • with an offer which will help them understand the full range of opportunities available to them; 
  • to learn from employers about work and the skills that are valued in the workplace; 
  • to have first-hand experience of the workplace. 
"We want all young people in secondary school and college to get an excellent programme of advice and guidance that is delivered by individuals with the right skills and experience."

This conference will showcase this leading employability skills programme which currently works with 28 schools training 500 Ambassadors and reaches over 6000 young people across Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield. It is supported by the Cutlers’ Company, the national Careers and Enterprise Company and over 100 local companies, who help to provide ongoing, memorable and progressive encounters with the World of Work. The programme will consist of workshops, guest speakers, including a representative of the Careers and Enterprise Company, and opportunities to network with other schools and employers involved in the programme. 

Come and listen to employers, headteachers and young people talk about what works and about a programme that is making a difference in terms of improved attendance, improved behaviour and better academic outcomes!

THEY ARE TAKING IT SERIOUSLY IN AUSTRALIA!

'Creating Innovators: The Making of Young People Who Will Change the World'

I was re-reading Tony Wagner's book “Creating Innovators: The Making of Young People Who Will Change the World” which confirms the importance of the work we are doing with the Cutlers' 'Better Learners, Better Workers' approach in Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield.

Saturday, 20 January 2018

CAREERS EDUCATION MUST START EARLY!!

Education and Employers has published another important piece of research. Their Drawing the Future report shows that the difference between children’s career aspirations from age seven to 17 are marginal, and too often based on gender stereotypes, socio-economic backgrounds and the media. The report which looked at 20,000 primary school children has significant implications for social mobility and gender equality and also shows that some sectors vital for economic health look set to be badly under-resourced in future.