As part of its 10 year vision to regenerate Fleetwood, The Regenda Group has funded a programme to raise the career aims of local school children.
Working with Positive Footprints, the six month project helps pupils create their first CV, and will be delivered to six primary schools and one secondary school in Fleetwood. The primary programme is designed for children in year six, and encourages pupils to identify their qualities and skills and create their first CV. Following this, businesses will visit the schools to talk about their sector and inspire, inform and explain the skills they look for when recruiting. Finally, the children set their goals for the future, and begin to explore and develop the qualities and skills they need to get their dream job. The Be Inspired apprenticeship programme, aimed at students in years 7-11, is being delivered at Fleetwood High, to develop employability skills and provide information relating to apprenticeship pathways. It facilitates business engagement events to support young people in making informed career choices.
Mr Babcock, Deputy Head of Flakefleet Primary School, said: “It’s so important that children grow up knowing what opportunities are available and what skills they need to pursue their career goals. This is a fantastic opportunity for children and young adults living in Fleetwood, and we’re delighted to have been able to take part.”
The programme started last week and will run up to June 2017. This will be followed by a celebration event, which will be attended by the children and their parents and teachers, along with local and national businesses.
Steve Newsham, Regional Director at The Regenda Group, said: “Regenda is committed to regenerating Fleetwood, and supporting and providing opportunities to the people living there. This is a great project that we are confident will make a big impact to those in the area, and one which we hope is the first of many.”
Lynne Hargreaves-Walker, Development Manager at Positive Footprints Network Ltd, said: “This programme is being delivered under The Job Junction, a government backed initiative aimed at revolutionising careers and opportunities for young people, giving them the knowledge, self-awareness and employability skills to make informed decisions about their future. It is delivered through interactive, fun and age appropriate lessons, raising aspirations for all.”