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.
Apps for Good offer courses for teachers to use where students aged 10-18 design their own app products. They work in teams and try to address a real need and may reach a stage where they pitch their ideas to volunteers from companies including Lego and Virgin. Last year, they piloted use of the Skills Builder framework with two schools in their programme and are keen to extend that this year to use the data from the assessment tool as a measurement of impact.
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