Our employer partners periodically host visits to their workplaces by groups of students, who get a chance to meet employees and ask questions. Volunteers and students then get to work on a challenge that gives a flavour of what the organisation does.
The Abram Wilson Foundation supports young people to achieve their greatness through music. They work primarily with 11-16 disadvantaged students by running music workshops and training teachers and other mentees to lead their programmes. They aim to support development of skills such as creativity and communication, and are using the Skills Builder framework to measure this and focus tightly on doing it effectively.
How they use the Skills Builder Framework
Explicit and consistent use of language from Framework
Connecting with partners around common skills
Audit of existing programme content
Assessment of programme impact
Reflection with learners on programme experience
Training for delivery team
Additional offer to schools (e.g. Hub resources)
Increase specificity and focus within programme (e.g. refer to specific steps, rather than whole skill)
Measuring learner baseline to differentiate programme/intervention
Sharing best practice with other skills-building organisations
Development or co-creation of new content