World of Work Project

The WOW Project Vision

The World of Work Project aims to transform careers education from pre school to post 16 in all Trust Partner Schools by offering employer enriched careers interventions which motivate, inspire and equip children and young people to reach their full potential.

Every child—no excuses.

Project Overview

The WOW Project is a careers education programme designed to inspire, motivate and equip all children and young people for the World of Work (WOW). The project spans every stage of the learning journey, from Early Years Foundation Stage to Post 16, and activities are carefully designed in partnership with teachers and business professionals so that pupils gradually build on skills and knowledge gained each year and eventually leave school ‘work ready’, can make informed decisions about their next destinations and flourish when they get there.

The activities are designed, delivered and supported by WOW Project Leads, businesses and professional volunteers.

The WOW Project aims to support careers guidance in Trust Partner Schools by forging strong relationships between schools and local employers, culture of collaboration and staff skills and expertise.

WOW Project Aims

The World of Work Project aims to:

  • Offer all Trust Partner Schools access to the World of Work offer
  • Provide a planned programme for all age and phases
  • Support schools in achieving the Gatsby Benchmarks as appropriate
  • Support schools in using the CDI Framework to gain and maintain the inspiring IAG Award as appropriate
  • Provide careers leads with CPD opportunities
  • Provide support and information to schools and careers leads

WOW Project Objectives

The World of Work Project objectives are to:

  • Engage with local employers and recognise their contribution
  • Engage directly with young people and ensure they are:
    • Inspired, motivated and equipped to reach their full potential
    • Understand their options and how to achieve
  • Link careers to the real world to bring relevance to the learning
  • Challenge gender stereotyping within the world of work
  • Link and embed careers in the curriculum emphasising the strong connections between education and the world of work
  • Explore the diverse routes adults have taken to get their current job e.g. vocational (Inc. apprenticeships), academic, starting their own business etc.
  • Provide primary careers interventions with the aim of raising aspirations and broadening horizons from an early age

 

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