Thank you to our Enterprise Advisers for attending this meeting. Below are some the action points raised during the meeting as well as the EC notes from the breakout rooms. If you were not able to attend, hopefully this will provide you with a little detail and we hope to see you next time.
10am Arrival and welcome
10.10 Introduction and Notices
10.25 Skills Action Plan
10.35 Break out room discussions
11am Resources for you
11.15 Round up and Close
SEND Awareness for Enterprise Advisers
This webinar aims to support Enterprise Advisers to feel more confident when working with Schools, Special Schools and Colleges around young people with SEND. Attendees will explore who the young people are to ensure they can better support Careers Leaders in their careers education development work.
Supporting Employers webinar series: Working with Young People with SEND
This event will be the second in a series of peer learning events for Cornerstone Employers, Enterprise Advisers and other interested employers, with practical guidance and examples on the topic area.
The objectives of the session are:
In response to feedback about time allocated to EA peer to peer support and free discussion, we have changed our meeting schedule to allow get-togethers monthly, with alternate aims. One more strategically focussed with input from us Enterprise Coordinators, the other allowing time for general discussion and support, problem solving and sharing.
We’re calling these meetings, FOCUS and DROP-IN. A meet will take place on the last Wednesday of every month, we’ll send a diary invite that will indicate which of the two meeting types it will be. As always we’ll be excited to see you there.
A visual below outlines the changes.
Having a profile on our website is a good way of showcasing your support, and helps new EAs see different types of people with diverse expertise, already working in the role.
Whether updating your profile or completing for the first time, just fill in our website profile form and return it to your Enterprise Coordinator.
As an Enterprise Adviser, you will know that Digital Poverty is a serious issue. Inevitably, this is impacting more on those students who are disadvantaged socially or economically.
This short information and support sheet outlines and defines the issue, gives EAs some poignant questions to ask of their schools, as well as where to find help
The ESB is responsible for providing strategic leadership that aligns the supply and demand for employment and skills, resulting in transformational change for current and future generations.
In January 2021, DfE published its White Paper “Skills for Jobs: Lifelong Learning for Opportunity and Growth,” which set out a number of reforms aimed at putting employers more firmly at the heart of the skills system. The implementation of the Skills Action Plan is key to the development of this work in our local context.
Groups were asked to discuss the current landscape, and what skills were now more needed than ever.
Sarah Hathaway shared the latest Institute for Student Employers research students lacking skills that employers need in these times: https://ise.org.uk/page/graduates-lack-work-ready-skills-that-businesses-need-during-covid-era
Sarah also shared that ISE membership was now open to schools for free if EAs were interested/able to talk to schools about this: https://ise.org.uk/page/school-membership
We talked about what skills were needed to enter the workplace and succeed..
Our last comments were that employer still ‘recruit for attitude’.