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Equipping Berkshire students with the skills for success in the workplace

 

Thames Valley Berkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has secured a match between an Enterprise Adviser and a college in the Thames Valley Berkshire sub-region. The scheme aims to help students understand the world of work and the vast range of employment and training opportunities available to them.

Brookfields School in West Berkshire is yet another Thames Valley Berkshire educational establishment to take part in the initiative and receive support from Enterprise Adviser, Julie Huish, an organisational development transformation consultant who specialises in HR, and will provide strategic advice on employer engagement to the school.

Julie Huish commented, “This is an excellent opportunity to bridge the gap between education and business in Berkshire, and will help to ensure students possess the necessary skills for the workplace when they leave school. I am delighted to be working with Brookfields School; as an Enterprise Adviser, it is my role, with the support of the Careers & Enterprise Co-ordinator, to increase employer engagement and enterprise activities through improving links to local businesses.”

Maurice George, Assistant Head Teacher at Brookfields School, added, “We are excited to be matched with Julie Huish; as an industry professional, she will assist in raising the aspirations of our students and help to enhance our existing ‘Pathway to Employment Programme’. We pride ourselves in the achievements of our students and strive to provide the best support to their ambitions as they enter the world of work. This can be a very daunting and busy time for students, so we greatly appreciate the advice we will receive from Julie.”

 

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To read the LEP’s Skills Priority Statement, please click here.

25 April 2017 News