Bristol-based education charity Ablaze Bristol is calling for companies across the South West to invest in the development of secondary school pupils to avoid the next generation of candidates lacking the skills they need to thrive in the workplace.
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Sally Melvin, CEO of Ablaze Bristol, said: “The unprecedented disruption Covid-19 has caused students is further reaching than solely academic attainment.
“The lack of time in school has also negatively impacted their ability to acquire knowledge and attributes that set them up for the world of work, whether that’s work experience or one-on-one sessions with career advisors.
“I have no doubt that this will result in an increased skills gap without the support of local businesses taking part in our mentoring scheme.
“The sessions are pivotal in the development of pre-GCSE pupils, while organisations see the benefits of getting involved too, both in terms of the perception of their social responsibility and in attracting the next generation of employees.” Read about the benefits for businesses here
Ceri Bowers, WEM Project Manager, said “Schools are eager to resume mentoring support for their students. We need local businesses to get in touch to explore how they can get involved to inspire the next generation.”
Contact Ceri Bowers: firstname.lastname@example.org