Vision Studio School is committed to providing a planned program of careers, Employability and Enterprise for all students in Years 10 to 13. Expectations will be set high, including the most vulnerable and those with special educational needs and disabilities, so that every pupil is stretched and acquires the attributes that employers value. This will help every young person to realise their potential and so to increase economic competitiveness.
Vision Studio School understands the importance of providing young people with opportunities to develop employability skills and is ensuring that they are fully supported to make informed choices about the next stage in their education, employment or training.
Modern careers guidance is as much about inspiration and aspiration as it is about advice. At Vision Studio School, we have close partnership working with employer networks, mentors, coaches and other high achieving individuals that will motivate our students.
The students can benefit from one-to-one careers advice and guidance from Miss Sharon Ryan who is available in school, to discuss apprenticeship opportunities, employment and training, university applications.
The business case for why schools and academies need to work more closely with businesses is unquestionable. Research shows that young adults who recall four or more employer contacts are five times less likely to find themselves not in education, employment or training (EET, 2012). There are also significant benefits for employers of 55% believe they’ll be unable to find enough high skilled recruits in the future and 31% say they have to organise remedial training for at least some people joining them from school or college (CBI, 2015)
“We are incredibly grateful to the businesses that have supported us over the last two years. Their continued investment in our students has allowed us to find new ways to take young people out of their comfort zone: challenging themselves, developing character and interacting with a range of different adults and peers. We look forward to continuing to work closely with them and other businesses to prepare our young people for the future.”