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.
Digital INnov8ors is a newly formed social enterprise that specialises in supporting 16 – 19 year old students in Further Education. Specifically students that are at risk of falling away from full time education without gaining qualifications. They do this by focusing on personal and employability skills development, and helping students to progress individual career pathways with local employers. As members of the Skills Builder Partnership, they hope to collaborate to ensure skills are further aligned with employer’s needs, including ensuring consistency with local schools.
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