Worcestershire Careers Hub Newsletter Introduction April 2019 – Gary Woodman

I would like to welcome you all to the inaugural Worcestershire Careers Hub Newsletter.

One of our key objectives is to ensure the county has a skilled workforce fit for the demands of the expanding business community, and to provide them with the skills that are relevant now and in the future. The progress we have made so far shows we are achieving this. We have been working hard with local partners to improve the skills of our younger generations, and our work has been recognised with the county announced as one of 20 careers hubs across the UK.

The Worcestershire Careers Hub is a collaboration with local employers and career professionals working together with the schools, colleges, universities and training providers in the county to deliver the Gatsby Benchmarks and improve careers support. With the support of all the schools in the county, we are working hard to ensure that young people are educated about the career options available to them, so that they can pursue their ideal career in Worcestershire.

We have already had some great local achievements through the careers hub, In March we saw over 5,000 young people attend the Worcestershire Skills Show. The event brought over 110 of the county’s most exciting businesses and education providers together to engage with young people and inspire them for their potential future careers. Alongside this, we also had the final of the Primary STEM Challenge where 38 schools attended Sixways Stadium to build their train station models. It has also been recently announced that the Worcestershire Apprenticeships Awards are open for entries and nominations, and there are categories for Employers, Apprentices, Schools, Training providers, as well as a new Careers Lead award.

We have produced this quarterly newsletter to provide readers with more information on the work that the careers hub team are doing and what this means for education across the county. Within these newsletters you will be updated on all of the latest success stories from the Inspiring Worcestershire campaign, the national Careers & Enterprise Company news, case studies from local schools, as well as updates on news and events within Worcestershire.

I hope you will find this new Careers Hub Newsletter of value and I look forward to sharing further successes with you later on this year.