A few highlights from 2017

As you are winding down for the well-deserved Christmas break we thought it would be a good time to share with you some of our highlights of this very busy term:

September kicked off with us supporting Tees Valley Combined Authority with the delivery of the Tees Valley Skills Show which was attended by over 2000 students from around 23 schools and involved over 70 exhibitors made up of businesses, education and training providers.  We also launched our Work Experience programme to schools in Durham and the East Riding – new areas to receive our services.

We began delivery of  our Successful Futures programme, part funded by the Careers and Enterprise Company – to date 4687 students from over 30 schools have benefitted from engaging with employers through our programme dedicated to preparing young people for their next steps!

Across the NY Coast, a newly designated Opportunity Area, Successful Futures has supported over 2000 young people with career and employability activities in addition NYBEP began delivery of a 10 year STEM programme, funded by Sirius Minerals aimed at supporting young people from Scarborough, Ryedale and the Tees Valley to have access to a year round programme of STEM activities.

October/November played host to Tomorrow’s Engineers Week and us supporting Scarborough Business Ambassadors to deliver their annual three day event, Scarborough Engineering Week – supported by local and national employers such as Sirius Minerals, McCains GB Food, Dale Power, Unison Ltd, Castle Group, Le Grand, Plaxtons, Firmac, Schneider Electric, Army, Navy, RAF, James Fischer Nuclear,  Derwent Training, SDC, Cirrius Research, York, North Yorkshire and East Riding LEP, North Yorkshire County Council and many more.

Scarborough Engineering Week 2017 hosted the final of a STEM and Enterprise Competition – Eggs in Space, funded by Sirius Minerals – students were tasked with protecting the ‘Eggstronaut’ in a capsule and landing safely from space.

Next year the 3 day annual event will bring Science and Engineering together – Scarborough Science and Engineering Week 2018.  Dates 9, 10, 11 October 2018.

3283, students, families and teachers visited the 3 day event.

November – we delivered many career events, including the ever growing Opportunity Knocks, funded by Ryedale District Council and delivered in partnership with YNYER LEP and Careers and Enterprise Company.

November was also a special time for us, celebrating the graduation of one of our Apprentices, Brianna, who was also shortlisted for Apprentice of the Year.

Since September we have delivered the Apprenticeship Knowledge and Support project (ASK) on behalf of National Apprenticeship Service, providing impartial information to students, teachers and parents on ‘What is an Apprenticeship’.   To date 3338 students, 197 teachers and 345 parents have all received information through this project.

December we achieved our targets on a Natwest Skills and Opportunities funded Enterprise project, Successful Financial Futures, a pilot project with three strands dedicated to raising financial awareness, in a fun and interactive way, whilst at the same time developing enterprise and employability skills. 11 schools and 2000 young people have taken part in the project which has achieved outputs 7 months ahead of schedule.

Finally, in the New Year we are inviting employers to come along to one of our ‘Big Meets’ aimed at bringing together local employers from SMEs to multinational companies from across the area to provide you with the knowledge and information to help/support you start engaging with schools, and to introduce you other employers to Successful Futures and begin to explore how we can work together to prepare the next generation for the future.

  • Thursday 25th January 2018, 11:30am – 1pm, The Yorkshire Air Museum, Elvington, York, YO41 4AU
  • Thursday 1st February 2018, 10am – 12pm, The Spa Complex, South Bay, Scarborough, YO11 2HD

To register email events@nybep.org.uk 

In this first term of 2017 we have worked with 79 individual schools, engaged c12000 students  in our Successful Futures programme of activity that were supported by 293 Employers.

Thank you so much to all those that have supported this term and we look forward to working with you in 2018.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all of us at NYBEP.