Business Leaders Encouraged to Give the Gift of Time this Christmas
7 December 2017
Business leaders are being encouraged to bring education and
industry closer together these holidays.
With the festive season in full swing and stores beginning to
swell, Developing the Young Workforce Edinburgh, Midlothian and
East Lothian (DYW) are asking businesses to give their time and
experience to schools through the online tool, Marketplace.
Through Marketplace, businesses and education can connect simply
and easily. Businesses are able to inform and inspire Scotland's
future workforce by offering skills sessions, inspiration events
and career insights to help young people broaden their skills,
understanding and aspirations for life, learning and work. The
partnership with Founders4Schools (F4S) also means schools can make
their own specific asks of business leaders to, share their career
story, business expertise and passion for their industry.
Marketplace aims to makes it easy for schools and colleges to
connect with business, bringing the world of work into the
classroom - the importance of which is highlighted in the
Curriculum for Excellence.
Michelle Fenwick, Programme Manager for Developing the Young
Workforce Edinburgh, Midlothian & East Lothian Regional Group,
"Marketplace is a great tool for businesses to inform and
inspire young people - whether by listing their own event, or
making themselves available to come in to the classroom. The
insights that local businesses are able to offer young people can
Businesses wishing to make an offer or sign up for
Founders4Schools can do so at www.ourskillsforce.co.uk/marketplace