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.
Pencilbricks works with young people from the ages of 13-23 years old to develop them into community leaders, through online teaching and mentoring. They focus on problem-solving and leadership to find solutions to some of their local communities most challenging problems.
They are currently in the process of creating self-learning resources (documents & animated videos) for students to use and work on the problem given. These resources are based on the Universal Framework's steps to build, teach, practise, reinforce and assess with the students. Students use these resources to create solutions through various methods, including blogging, doodle-art, photography & videography.
Pencilbricks currently work with young people from multiple organisations & schools across India, including the iTeach network of schools and The Apprentice Project.
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