Businesses supporting this year include:
Read about last years event and see picture gallery here
The Skills for Tomorrow 2017 event will bring together expertise from the University of Worcester and local businesses to provide a highly engaging, interactive opportunity for KS3 pupils to learn about the growing career opportunities in a low carbon, environmentally sustainable economy of the future.
Pupils will be encouraged to explore the challenges and career opportunities associated with issues such as responsible tourism, ethical food production, convincing consumers and environmental stewardship through a combination of:
‘It is extremely inspiring for our younger students to be around older educated students to think about their futures, to think I could go to university. I can understand what he’s talking about, I might have an opportunity to take my education further’.
Worcester Teacher – Mentor for Eco Schools
‘More contact with real employers, enthusiastic and passionate about their own careers, not only inspires pupils but also challenges pre-conceived ideas about jobs. Having the opportunity to talk to people in those jobs and visit workplaces helps to build knowledge and understanding of the full range of careers available in a particular sector. This can help to broaden horizons, challenging stereotypical thinking about the kind of careers to which individuals might aspire.’
Source: Careers guidance and inspiration in schools Statutory guidance for governing bodies, school leaders and school staff . March 2015
Since its inception this event has been supported by the Rotary Club of Worcester who assist with the organisation of the event and provide volunteers on the day.
A provisional outline for the day is given in the chart below:
|9.15 am onwards||Registration|
|10.10-11.00||Assigned workshop/exhibition schedule|
|11.15-12.05||Assigned workshop/exhibition schedule|
|12.10-13.00||Assigned workshop/exhibition schedule|
|13.30-14.20||Assigned workshop/exhibition schedule|
|14.25- 14.30 Ends 14.30||Opportunities for follow up in schools|
Workshop A: this will be built around a ‘Responsible Tourism’ theme and students focus on;
Workshop B: this will be built around a ‘Sustainable Food’ theme and students focus on;
Workshop C: Built around a ‘Sustainable Cities’ theme and students focus on;
Exhibition Hall: this will be built around a ‘meet the professionals’ theme and students focus on;
Watch a short video from last year
Thanks for expressing an interest in Skills for Tomorrow. Please could you fill in the form (shown in the tab above) to register your interest and to reserve places for your school.
Once you have registered we will provide further information about the event including venue risk assessments.
You can contribute to the success of Skills for Tomorrow by taking free space in the exhibition hall and providing engaging displays and accessible activities to explain about your sustainable business practices. The exhibition hall will be built around a ‘meet the professionals’ theme and the visiting students will be encouraged to;
If you are interested in contributing to this award winning event, and to benefit from advice and support about adapting any of your commercial exhibition resources, do get in touch with Katy Boom Director of Sustainability to discuss how you could participate.
For more information please complete the enquiry form or email Katy Boom. firstname.lastname@example.org