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.
LifeSkills, created with Barclays, helps young people get the skills and experiences they need to enter the world of work. LifeSkills and the Skills Builder Partnership have worked together to develop a Toolkit for a 21st Century Mindset to help support students to adapt to the challenges of the future workplace. It’s packed with a variety of case studies, practical activities and maps LifeSkills 21st century skills to the Skills Builder framework, to give teachers a starting point and journey as to what stage a student is at in terms of developing these critical skills.
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