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Skills for Tomorrow 2017 – 8th June

Skills for Tomorrow for KS3 (Years 7, 8 & 9). The event will take place on the 8th of June 2017, Riverside building, Hylton Road, 
Worcester
 WR2 5JN. Watch last years event to find out more

About Skills for TomorrowInformation for schoolsSchool Registration FormInformation for business

Skills for Tomorrow for KS3 (Years 7, 8 & 9). The event will take place on the 8th of June 2017, Riverside building, Hylton Road, 
Worcester
 WR2 5JN. Watch last years event to find out more

Businesses supporting this year include:

  • Worcester Bosch Group
  • Gtech
  • Neoperl
  • Speller Metcalf
  • Severn Trent Water
  • Act on Energy
  • Severn Rivers Trust
  • Borroclub
  • Aramark Catering
  • Bear Great Escapes
  • Rotary
  • University of Worcester – Sustainability Game

Read about last years event and see picture gallery here

Riverside

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:

  1. Participation in workshops led by expert practitioners and featuring challenges centered on real life examples;
  2. Engagement with professionals in the exhibition hall, finding out about the sustainable practices which they employ in their business sectors.

‘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

Aramark Chef Dave Prosser helping at the Food workshop

  • Participation in workshops led by expert practitioners and featuring challenges centred on real life examples;
  • Engagement with professionals in the exhibition hall, finding out about the sustainable practices which they employ in their business sectors.

Louise Walker Interface Public Sector Sales Director, will deliver the key note address on Thursday 8th June. Read more about Louise and Interface here . Watch a short video to find out more

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
9.45 Plenary
10.10-11.00 Assigned workshop/exhibition schedule
11.00-11.15 Break
11.15-12.05 Assigned workshop/exhibition schedule
12.10-13.00 Assigned workshop/exhibition schedule
13.00-13.30 Lunch
13.30-14.20 Assigned workshop/exhibition schedule
14.25- 14.30 Ends 14.30 Opportunities for follow up in schools

Workshop outlines:

Workshop A: this will be built around a ‘Responsible Tourism’ theme and students focus on;

  • Sustainable development in terms of construction materials and the interaction between the built environment and its surrounding area
  • Protecting and improving people’s enjoyment of the countryside
  • Protecting biodiversity and ecosystems

Workshop B: this will be built around a ‘Sustainable Food’ theme and students focus on;

  • Assessing the impact (or footprint) of a processed food product on the environment
  • Exploring how product packaging can be redesigned to use less materials and possibly less energy

Workshop C: Built around a ‘Sustainable Cities’ theme and students focus on;

  • Looking at the current impact of congested city transport on the quality of the urban environment and on our health.
  • Expert input on the development of new vehicle designs and the use of new technologies to integrate public transport systems and the concept of building cleaner, greener ‘smart cities’
  • Working in groups to develop their vision of smart urban transportation solutions for 2036

Exhibition Hall: this will be built around a ‘meet the professionals’ theme and students focus on;

  • Visiting the range of companies present in the exhibition hall to find out about their approaches to sustainable business practices;
  • Learning about the range of roles played in each of the companies and gaining insight into potential career opportunities linked to sustainability.

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.

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Spellar Metcalfe discussing sustainability roles with Nunnery Wood High School pupils

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;

  • Visit all the companies to find out about their approaches to sustainable business practices;
  • Learn about the range of roles played in each of the companies so that they gain insight into potential career opportunities linked to sustainability.

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. k.boom@worc.ac.uk

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