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.
Over 50% of students don't feel confident sharing ideas in class. To make things worse, students from lower income backgrounds are twice as likely to have communication difficulties. We Speak breaks down this barrier, helping young people with lower speaking confidence find their authentic voice and use it to speak comfortably in a range of situations, from participating in class to speaking in a job interview. The programme connects them up with universities and employers.
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