Students at a Flintshire high school had a real taste of the World of Work on Friday 20th January 2017.
Year 8 students at Ysgol Treffynnon took part in an interactive World of Work convention to gain a real insight into the range of opportunities that may present themselves at 16, 18 and 21 years and some of the skills which will help them make the best of those opportunities.
Students were introduced to Games Design, Critical Thinking, Financial Skills, Decision Making, Energy Matters, Self-Employment and NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming). On the day, a range of experts delivered sessions on these topics and others, allowing students to consider what the World of Work may hold for them. Everyone involved in delivering sessions on the day, commented on the students being extremely enthusiastic, hardworking and well mannered.
The activity was part of a World of Work Programme being delivered in the school by the WoW Project, throughout the Autumn and Spring terms. WoW Project’s key aim is to enhance career aspiration and raise awareness of potential career pathways including employment, training, further and higher education. Sessions within the project include: opportunity awareness, self-awareness, labour market intelligence and community/business links. WoW seeks to ensure that all learners have the necessary knowledge, skills and understanding to gain an equal and therefore inclusive access to the labour market. The project is partly funded by Communities First, Flintshire.
Staff and Students of Ysgol Treffynnon would like to thank Paul Kudray, Business Resilience & Emergency Management Leader of Kudray Consulting, George Cunningham, NLP Liverpool, David Evans, Sarn Associates, Bethan Williams, representating North Wales Reaching Wider and Widening Participation and the WoW Team led by Sue Prior.
Pictures of the event are available on the gallery page.