06 Apr 2018 Last updated at 12:00

Young people enjoy 'Employable Me' day

The 'Employable Me' careers event at Cowes Enterprise College on 28 March was a day of discovery and learning for more than 200 Year 10 students from all eight mainstream secondary schools on the Island.

The students joined in interactive workshops to better understand how skills such as reliance, leadership and problem-solving are applied in the workplace. Each workshop was led by an employer, and representatives from Wightlink, the Isle of Wight Council, Wightfibre, Job Centre Plus, Sovereign, Purple Patch PMO and Age UK were there to share their experiences with the students.

The event was led by a partnership of schools, the Careers and Enterprise Company, Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), the Isle of Wight Council’s Island Futures service and the Supporting Inspiration representative for the National Careers Service.

Jade Fuller, enterprise coordinator at Solent LEP said: "It is so important for students to have meaningful encounters with employers.

“Events such as 'Employable Me' provide young people with practical examples of how the skills they are developing while in schools are relevant in a whole range of careers and we hope that they now feel confident in recognising when they are using them."

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Students attending the Employable Me event
Students attending the Employable Me event
  • More than 200 students attended the event, from all eight mainstream secondary schools on the Island.
Cowes Isle of Wight