PAL LIVE Birmingham – Construction & Green Careers
This broadcast supported the new provider legislation aimed at ensuring that students, teachers, parents & carers have access to a full range of learning providers. We are here to help you make informed choices about your future and explore different pathways and careers.
We understand that choosing the right pathway can be overwhelming, with so many options available. That’s why we brought together a range of providers, including colleges, universities, training providers and employers, and UTC’s, to help you explore your options.
We believe that every student should have access to a high-quality education that meets their needs and aspirations. This broadcast was just one step in our commitment to supporting you in achieving your goals
Swap Don’t Drop
In partnership with the West Midlands Combined Authority, this event is aimed at those who are considering dropping out of education. The message is simply ‘Swap Don’t Drop’; it’s ok to change your mind and there are alternative option for you to consider.
New Year, New Job
Celebrating National Apprenticeship Week 2022 ‘Build the Future’
The event aims to provide young people, parents and carers with information about apprenticeship opportunities in the Black Country, Birmingham and Solihull. The Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership are working with key partners and employers to provide an insight into apprenticeships and live vacancies in the area. Topics include:
For young people:
Hearing directly from apprentices themselves – what is an apprenticeship?
Live vacancies in the area – showcasing the variety of opportunities available
Support available for young people – where to look for an apprenticeship, how to apply, what makes a good application
Why take the apprenticeship route? – perceptions of apprenticeship programmes
Hearing from employers – the importance of apprenticeships, what they can lead to
Support available for parents and carers – benefits, opportunity to ask questions to apprentices, partners and employers in the area
Black Country Creative Industries
An overview of performing and visual arts –
As part of our Creative World of Work Week this session will introduce students to the performing and visual side of creative.
Black Country – My Future Skills – For young people with Special Educational Needs or disabilities
12 key employability or future skills you can develop now to support you to gain access to work in the future
Key insights from employees who have special needs or disabilities , what skills they have and how they developed them.
Black Country – Brighter Futures
The project seeks to understand the barriers to accessing Apprenticeships facing our local young people from BAME communities. It is a critical project which is working with parents and young people to achieving its aim of motivating, inspiring and supporting young people in schools to make informed choices about their future and help them achieve towards their choices. It will involve a combination of workshops and activities for these young people and their parents to take part in which will take place in and out of school.
Black Country Give Back Get Ahead Broadcast
This broadcast aims to provide useful information about how volunteering can help young people gain and develop skills necessary for the job market such as team work, communication, problem solving and time management.
We have understandably seen a decrease in the amount of young people able to secure work experience opportunities throughout the pandemic. As such, many young people are going to be leaving school without any face-to-face experience of the workplace. Work experience provides a chance for young people to develop employability skills that they can relate to work, use on CVs and in application forms and interviews. It’s also a great way for young people to explore a variety of job roles. Volunteering is a great way for young people to develop employability skills and explore the world of work whilst helping other people and the community around them and can be a good alternative to work experience whilst employers are still returning to the workplace.
Exploring Apprenticeships in the Black Country broadcast
Celebrating National Apprenticeship Week 2023
The event aims to provide young people, parents and carers with information about apprenticeships in the Black Country. Topics include:
- What is an apprenticeship?
- Hearing directly from local apprentices representing a variety of sectors and roles
- Learning about Training Providers – how they support apprentices and the variety of apprenticeships they offer
- Why take the apprenticeship route? – perceptions of apprenticeship programmes
- Hearing from employers – the importance of apprenticeships and what they can lead to
Black Country Careers Hub National Careers Week Broadcast
National Careers Week (NCW) is a one-week celebration of careers guidance and free resources in education across the UK. Our aim is to provide a focus for careers guidance activity at an important stage in the academic calendar to help support young people develop awareness and excitement about their future pathways in the Black Country
Exploring Apprenticeship Vacancies in the Black Country Broadcast
During National Apprenticeship Week we provided a generic overview of apprenticeships, also challenging stereotypical thinking. This broadcast specifically aims to provide young people with details of local live vacancies and how they go about applying.
This broadcast will cover:
Apprenticeship vacancies in the four boroughs of the Black Country
How young people find apprenticeship vacancies
Employers endorsing apprenticeships
Hints and tips on applying for an apprenticeship
What apprenticeships can lead to