The Ladder for the Black Country is actively supporting the ‘Rewrite the Story’ campaign by the Black Country Consortium to recruit enterprise advisors to support secondary and special education need schools across the area.
Enterprise advisors work with young people in secondary and special schools.
A campaign on social media has been running throughout January.
The White Paper – Skills for Jobs: Lifelong Learning for Opportunity and Growth, published earlier this month, recognises the need for clear and trusted information, advice and guidance for careers and education choices and improving the delivery of careers advice in schools and colleges.
Section 101 specifically refers to the Enterprise Network that will support with advice on how to make connections with employers and develop a careers programme.
The Ladder team is urging business leaders to look at the programme and see how they can become involved to assist local schools, help young people understand their future potential and discover how the programme can support the personal development of their staff.
With the country in lockdown, most of this work is completed remotely and is a great way to work with people outside of people’s day-to-day network.
Partnering with a local secondary school or college, is a way that they can use their skills, business experience and networks to help them develop a strong careers programme that supports all students.
Angela Moore, head of the Skills Factory at the consortium, said: “Enterprise advisers and the team now support 115 secondary schools and colleges across the Black Country – the Black Country is no longer the UK’s coldest spot for careers education.”
To find out how to get involved contact enterpriseadviser.careersandenterprise.co.uk