The Black Country Skills Factory is working with The Careers & Enterprise Company to roll out a new national initiative - a network of Enterprise Advisers across the Black Country.
Enterprise Advisers are volunteers from the world of work who will work directly with school and college leaders to bridge the gap between the worlds of work and employment.
Aims of Enterprise Adviser network
The Enterprise Adviser network is a key initiative for the Careers & Enterprise Company which was set up to inspire and prepare young people for the fast-changing world of work. The Adviser network is based on research that shows that greater contact with employers among young people leads to better employment outcomes.
The Black Country Skills Factory aims to link 45 Black Country schools with an Enterprise Adviser working in partnership with the Education Business Partnerships across the Black Country, and will recruit a Coordinator to support the Enterprise Advisers.
What are Enterprise Advisers and what will they do?
Enterprise Advisers will be volunteers from the world of work (businesses and the public sector, organisations of all sizes including the self-employed). Working directly with school and college leaders, they will be responsible for helping schools and colleges build careers and enterprise and employer engagement plans drawing on their own local business networks.
They will be supported by full-time Coordinators who will have simple tools available to lay out the range of programmes available to schools and colleges nationally and locally. For example speakers in schools, CV and skill building and work experience. The Enterprise Adviser network will help ‘join the dots’ at a local level and increase coverage across the country.
The programme will be delivered from September 2015 to September 2016. Further information about this programme is available here.
If you are interested in becoming an Enterprise Adviser and supporting this local initiative, please click here.
Alternatively, please contact Deniece Gabriel, Enterprise Co-ordinator, on 01384 471133 for an informal discussion.