Engaging with education

Engaging with education is not just about sharing your expertise with students - it's also about attracting your future workforce. Just as importantly your employees can gain new skills to bring back into the workplace.

There are many different ways that employers can work with education, depending on the preferences and availability of both the employer and school/college.

 

Engage school pupils

The partnership is keen to act as honest broker between employers and education through a number of areas including:

  • Work experience
  • Enterprise and employability
  • Literacy and numeracy
  • Work related learning

Enterprise Education

What is Enterprise Education?

In simple terms it is a culture that is being embedded across all stages of our educational establishments with all pupils aged 3-18. This creates and develops a ‘can-do, will-do’, attitude in all young people and recognises that every child has potential. Enterprise in Education (EiE) helps to identify and nurture their natural ability to be enterprising and helps prepare them for a rapidly changing world. Many of the jobs they will do when they leave school do not yet exist and they will probably have several jobs during their lifetime. They need to have the skills and attitudes to cope with an unpredictable future, to be able to deal with setbacks and disappointments in a positive way, and to continue to learn for the rest of their lives.

Many of the interventions over the last five years were primarily introduced to raise self-esteem, encourage teamwork and creative thinking, introduce young people to the business world and explore their future role in it. Over 300 school projects have been delivered over the last 5 years and are having a tremendous impact working to help deliver a Curriculum for Excellence. We must continue to develop an exciting and innovative curriculum for all our young people in our schools to ensure they are “Determined to Succeed”. The contribution of enterprise in education makes to the education of children and young people can enhance their life chances and choices. It can help them to become successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors to society and at work, with a clear understanding of their roles in the world.

Employers have a key role to play in supporting the delivery of Enterprise Education and Curriculum for Excellence. The involvement provides mutual benefit to both schools and business alike. To find out how you and/or your organisation could become involved, contact Inverclyde’s Enterprise Education Development Officer – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Work with colleges and universities

The partnership is keen to act as honest broker between employers and education through a number of areas including:

  • Jobs fairs
  • Enterprise and employability
  • Leadership and governance
  • Skills exchange
  • Provide career information
  • Training for work

Work with schools and teachers

The partnership is keen to act as honest broker between employers and education through a number of areas including:

  • Leadership and governance
  • Skills exchange
  • Provide career information