Local employers from SMEs to multinational companies, are coming together for the BIG Meet events on Thursday 25th January, 11:30am – 1pm at the Yorkshire Air Museum, York and Thursday 1st February, 10am – 12pm at the Spa, Scarborough to discuss working together to shape the skills of the future. In attendance with be over 60 employers including: Nestle, Network Rail, Unilever, BT, Persimmon Homes, McCains, Rosti Automotive and Flamingo Land.
The BIG Meets will be hosted by NYBEP in partnership with the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding Local Enterprise Partnership and the Careers and Enterprise Company. The aim of the meetings is to provide employers with the knowledge and information to help them start engaging with schools.
During the meeting, employers will be introduced to Successful Futures and begin to explore how we can work together to prepare the next generation for the future. Successful Futures is a Careers, STEM and Enterprise programme which aims to bring together schools and businesses through a year-round structured programme of activity designed to support young people with skills development and knowledge for the workplace; future education choices; overcome barriers to learning and inspires them to plan for and achieve a successful future. It is a blend of traded and funded activities in collaboration with the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding Local Enterprise Partnership and The Careers and Enterprise Company. Our aim is to provide employers with an easy pathway to engage with young people.
Since September 2017, 293 employers have supported 12,000 students (11-19) from 79 schools through Successful Futures.
An overview of the national vision for schools will be also provided, along with best practice from a schools’ perspective and how employers are currently supporting schools. Employers will have an opportunity to share their vision/needs for their future workforce and found out more about key events such as Inspirations 2018 and Scarborough Science & Engineering Week.