The Careers & Enterprise Company has published its first annual round up, ‘Joining the dots’.
The Annual Review sets out what the company has achieved during its first year of operation. The review describes how the company is starting to ‘join the dots’ across the country by bringing together schools and colleges, employers and providers of careers and enterprise activities to give young people a better introduction to the world of work and a clearer understanding of what their future might hold.
The Careers and Enterprise fund has distributed £9.5m of funding to careers and enterprise programmes with £5m from the governments initial grant and over £4m in matched funding from programme providers. Over 75% of this funding has gone to areas of most need and has allowed nearly 250,000 young people to benefit from programmes that are proven to give young people a better sense of their skills and attitudes and help them identify the best path towards their future career.
There are already over 700 schools and colleges that will benefit from the support of the Careers and Enterprise Company’s network of 73 coordinators and 850 advisers to develop better careers and enterprise programmes for their students.
Worcestershire was allocated £100,000 in the first wave of the Careers and Enterprise Company’s national programme for enterprise education in schools and colleges. Enterprise Co-ordinators are being recruited to enhance and support schemes that promote innovation, for example, the Young Enterprise Scheme as well as careers advice and preparing young people for the world of work.
To view the Careers and Enterprise Company’s annual review, visit their website.