Funding success for project to support careers education for disengaged school children

ACE are delighted to announce that they have been awarded £6,000 from the Geoffrey Watling Charity towards the delivery of a project called Positive Role-models. The project has been designed to support the career education of children in school years 8 & 9 who are disengaging from school. The project will provide these young students with the opportunity to come out of school for 1 day per week for a half-term to explore different career opportunities with a view to refocusing them on their future career goals and supporting their GCSE option choices.
The Positive Role-models project aims to provide the positive career role models that may be missing from some children’s life experiences, by providing them with vocational opportunities to ‘have-a-go’ within vocational sectors at ACE as well as having the opportunity to visit employer premises to meet with employees, in particular, young employees who can share their enthusiasm and passion for their industry and their role within it.
It is hoped that the project will start after the October half-term and any school interested in taking part can contact ACE on 01603 720308 for further information.