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Our strategic partners financially support us to expand our work - either through developing new programmes or extending into new areas. We couldn’t grow without them and thank them for all their support.
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.
NCS is a government backed programme established in 2011 to help build a more cohesive, mobile and engaged society. By bringing together young people from different backgrounds for a unique shared experience, NCS helps them to become better individuals, and in turn better citizens. The Skills Builder Framework is perfectly positioned to help the 100,000 young people taking part in NCS every year to understand and develop the eight essential skills that will underpin success for them at every stage of their lives. These eight skills are already central to what NCS aims to achieve and this partnership will bring this into even greater focus. These are the skills which employers, colleges and universities are looking for in young people and building this work and life readiness is a shared goal of both organisations. As well as reinforcing the common language of the skills needed for future success, the partnership will equip each NCS cohort with resources for building these skills through approaches such as guided reflections and personal goal-setting.
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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