Launched this week by the Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership, the Liverpool City Region Careers Hub will work with 33 local schools and colleges. Tony McDonough reports
Young people in schools and colleges across the Liverpool city region will be able to access a new Careers Hub designed to link learners with employers.
Launched this week by the Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), the Liverpool City Region Careers Hub will work with 33 local schools and colleges working together with universities, training providers, employers and career professionals to improve careers education.
Each school will have support from an enterprise advisor and access to a bursary for training and support such as careers events and workshops: to strengthen links with employers; careers leaders training; and professional development for teaching staff.
The hub will help schools to meet the eight ‘Gatsby Benchmarks’ of careers education by supporting them to better engage with employers, link curriculum learning to careers, and enabling young people to gain experience of the workplace.
Careers Hubs have been set up with funding from The Careers and Enterprise Company to inspire and prepare young people for the fast-changing world of work and is a central part of the governments Careers Strategy to help transform careers education.
Asif Hamid, chair of the LEP, said: “The Careers Hub will ensure our young people have more opportunities to connect with the world of work and future employers.
“By building on the success of our Enterprise Advisor Network we will ensure students are given timely and relevant careers advice and meaningful work experience. Importantly, it will also enable businesses to raise awareness of the skills and attitudes that they require from their future workforce.
“Having a dedicated Careers Hub will pay dividends for the future our City Region leading to improved employment opportunities for those who live and work here.”