Aspire-igen selected for high-profile Careers Guidance Project
24 October, 2016
We are pleased to announce that we have beaten off strong national and international rivals to be selected to lead a programme that will revolutionise careers guidance in the region.
We were selected to deliver a revolutionary £4.3 million programme, FutureJobs, that will bring employers, apprentices and guidance professionals directly into schools and colleges throughout the region. Aspire-igen was chosen from a long list of national and international bidders to manage the programme, which is supported by the Skills Funding Agency and the European Social Fund.
FutureJobs will bring together a partnership of local and household name companies, apprenticeship ambassadors and careers professionals to run focussed events and 1-1 advice sessions to thousands of local young people in schools and colleges.
Working with other local organisations Calderdale and Kirklees Careers, the Ahead Partnership and NYBEP support will be free of charge to education providers who take part. There will also be opportunities for schools to work jointly with business to develop specialist resources in the areas of Advanced Manufacturing, Digital industries and construction.
The FutureJobs Project has also created 18 jobs for the aspire-igen group, details of which can be found at http://www.aspire-igen.com/aspire-igen/work-us.
This programme is co-funded by the Skills Funding Agency and the European Social Fund. The programme was commissioned following consultation with the Leeds City Region Local Enterprise Partnership and will be delivered across the local authority districts of Bradford, Calderdale, Craven, Harrogate, Kirklees, Leeds, Selby, Wakefield and York.
“We’re extremely pleased that the Local Enterprise Partnership highlighted this area as needing development” said Nick Whiteside, Director of Employment & Skills at aspire-igen. “With more and more pressures on educators critical opportunities to help young people make informed decisions about growth industries can be missed. Together with our partners we can put this much needed resource to good effect. We’re also pleased that the funders have chosen us, as a Yorkshire-based organisation, to deliver on the ground.”
Schools and colleges interested in accessing the funded support should contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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