Bradford, Keighley & Halifax July 2018
01 July, 2018
Careers Live IAG Network meet again
On 19th June Shine hosted the 4th Bradford Careers Live IAG network for schools, colleges and training providers in Bradford. Building upon the success of our national Careers Live 2017 event, the Bradford network allows education providers to share good practice locally in careers advice and education, and an opportunity to hear about regional and local developments.
Shine work with the Leeds City Region Local Enterprise Partnership and Bradford Pathways to provide this termly event which was attended by over 20 stakeholders including careers leaders, careers coordinators and careers advisers from 12 Bradford schools and colleges.
Jo Hainsworth, Head of Aspire Enterprises, started the session with an explanation of the upcoming employer engagement opportunities for schools and colleges for Bradford Manufacturing Week. Rick Cowling, Shine Service Manager, talked about the implications for schools of the Statutory Guidance for Careers, and delegates discussed their careers programmes in response, identifying gaps in provision and the support available to help. Bradford Pathways and the LEP provided input about schools access to Bradford Opportunity Area funding and the The Bradford Education Covenant.
Whether you need independent personal careers guidance for individual learners and identified groups, or consultation from an external partner, Shine can help. The Shine management team support school and college careers leaders to plan stable and structured programmes of careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG). If you know a school or college that needs support for the 2018-19 academic year, now is the ideal time to speak to Shine: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bradford National Careers Service team deliver workshop at Bradford East Cluster team day
Following up on some redundancy work they had already done with some staff from Action for Children, the National Careers Service Bradford team were invited back to the Bradford East Cluster team day to deliver a group session to help the staff and volunteers prepare for redundancy. The session covered a variety of topics including being prepared, moving forward and what that looks like, the job market in Bradford and where to be looking for jobs and then finally covering belief and confidence. The session had a mix of both fun activities and individual reflection points.
The session was greatly appreciated with the Manager saying "the National Careers Service staff were really good!! I had no idea what they were going to do, and for how long but I have to say it was perfect!! They did fun exercises, were informative, positive and gave sound advice. I feel that staff will now be confident to use your service for future advice and support, and all free!!!"
Aspire2work Engagement team exhibit at Bradford Dragonboat Festival Interactive Youth Day
On 22nd June, Jonny, Emma and Monique from the engagement team had a stall at the Bradford Dragonboat Festival Interactive Youth Day. This was the first time that providers such as ourselves, Leeds City College, Bradford University and New College Bradford had been invited to exhibit at the event, which is organised by Bradford Pathways and Bradford Education Covenant. It was a really good opportunity to promote the aspire2work programme to Bradford schools, many of which were competing in the Dragonboat Race.
Gil Marley, Childcare Support Tutor in Bradford, did an excellent job co-ordinating Cupcake Day, which raises money for the Alzheimer's Society. Thanks to all of you who baked cakes, and to those that enjoyed them, we raised £120.90 - a fabulous effort!
Jo braves the heat to take on the Leeds 10k
We mentioned in an earlier edition of Aspirations that Jo Hainsworth was training for a 5k and a 10k run. We're pleased to report that Jo successfully completed both runs including running the recent Leeds 10k in the blistering heat. Jo says: It took longer than expected because it was so hot, 1 hr 19mins. We raised £2,500 for Sue Ryder Manorlands who is supporting a friend (who has stage 4 bladder cancer) and his family. We ran with Miki (his wife), Abbey and Lewis his son and daughter".
Well done Jo - a fantastic achievement!
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