I was pleased to be able to attend The Careers and Enterprise Company Enterprise Adviser Network meeting this month to get up to speed with what we are all about.
The Solent LEP have partnered with EBP South to work with over 60 secondary schools from across the area and partner each of these with a volunteer Enterprise Adviser to deliver the Enterprise Adviser Network on behalf of The Careers and Enterprise Company in the Solent area.
The Careers & Enterprise Company is an employer-led organisation set up to inspire and prepare young people for the fast-changing world of work. Its role is to support programmes that work, fill gaps in provision and ensure coverage across the country.
Enterprise Advisers are being recruited from local businesses and organisations and will be working alongside the schools’ senior management teams. The aim of these partnerships is to evaluate the existing careers and enterprise work taking place in the schools and develop activity plans to ensure that the best local provision can be accessed, helping to better prepare their students for the world of work.
I’ve been attached to Great Oaks School in Southampton and am looking forward to working with them. I think my role as a life coach, and business adviser as well as all the experience I have in education will be helpful in this role. My goal is to work with the school to improve their careers and enterprise activities and to have students engage more with the world of work.
At this month’s meeting, we discussed in detail:
- The changing education landscape and the GCSE reforms currently happening
- How to engage students with how they can become more employable
- Reviewing the provision in our schools
It was also great to meet the other Enterprise Advisers and hear about all the great work they are doing in the Solent area. I’m here with my fellow Enterprise Adviser and good friend Becky Lodge from Little Kanga.
Let me know if you want to become an Enterprise Adviser.
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