The evaluation also found that students benefitted with 84 per cent reporting they had learned a lot about local jobs and employers. Three quarters of teachers said they were more confident about offering career advice after participating in GYTE.
Schools in Nottingham, Derby and the North East were recruited to take part in the careers education programme targeting Year 8 students. Teachers do a one day externship with a local business, then share what they’ve learnt with their students with a six-week school based project. The programme is completed with a presentation by pupils to the employer and/or their peers.
Education Delivery Manager for the Edge Foundation, Helen Beardmore, who managed the project said,