Pupils at Whitehill Secondary School in the Eastend of Glasgow have been taking part in our Empower programme.
Empower is an employability programme that encourages learners to understand and prepare for employment in a practical and innovative way. This programme was developed as a flexible employability programme that reflected the YES ethos 'learn by doing’ where learners would look to develop their skills by carrying out practical tasks.
The session this week covered CVs, with students being encouraged to describe their experience and skills that they've identified during other sessions of the course.
YES trainer Rab MacDonald said, 'With the UK employment situation the way it is, particularly for young people, getting involved in learning about how to maximise their chances in an ever more competitive market is absolutely essential. For those leaving schools in the next few years, it’s vital that they make the most of the skills and abilities and communicate these to employers in memorable and business-like ways.'
One member of the class, Paige said the course had helped build her confidence and teach her the skills needed to identify opportunities for her career goals and use these effectively. She said the knowledge she had gained about application forms and interview techniques was particularly useful.
With a few more sessions of the course still to come and a number of pupils already having gained interviews, we're hoping we have more positive results to report to you soon!
Our Vision is for Scotland to be a place where all young people are given the opportunity to have a rewarding future in work and life - no matter where they start
Our Mission is to inspire & equip all young people to learn, develop and reach their full potential through enterprise.
In everything that we do, we will work with the following values: Integrity, Enthusiasm, Creativity & Collaboration.
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