This session of #UKEdChat explored Skills that students need to be given to prepare them for their lives ahead, whether they are practical, academic or personal. The session was hosted by Mr Barley & Greg Thompson with support from @LifeSkills_Ed.
The following questions were released throughout the evening:
- How do you engage parents with student career paths/employability skills? (8.01 pm)
- Do we need a step change in attitude and uptake of quality vocational routes into good jobs?? (8.11 pm)
- What would you like to see business do in order to ensure education and business are better connected? (8.21 pm)
- How do you access and utilise LMI to support better decision making around pathways? (8.31 pm)
- How does your school encourage students’ digital skills in the context of employability? (8.41 pm)
- What skills do you think students will need for the future? (8.51 pm)
The topic is already causing quite a stir on our networks, with Alison Crump commenting, “See you are discussing “LifeSkills” At last! TG used to teach Start with #cooking #grow #budget mix”.
LifeSkills created with Barclays is a free, curriculum-linked employability programme designed to give young people access to the advice, support and opportunities they need to get ready for the world of work.
The programme offers engaging resources to support young people in the classroom and beyond as they prepare for their future jobs, and thousands of work experience placements throughout the UK which aim to bridge the gap between theory and practice and give students a taste of how their future could look. It also includes interactive online content for students to work through, either at school or home, and the opportunity to bring the workplace to the classroom with volunteer-led workshops.
LifeSkills joins schools, students, and businesses together to ensure young people have the best start to their working lives.