ACE has just begun delivering a new aspirational programme in Primary Schools within the Norwich Opportunity Area. The World of Work programme has been designed for Primary School children, giving them inspiration for their future career choices and providing positive aspirations within the world of work. Research shows that children consider, and more importantly disregard, career pathways at a very early age. By engaging in activities that provoke discussions around vocational aspirations and getting the chance to meet a wide range of people doing different jobs, children within the Norwich Opportunity Area are encouraged to widen their perceptions and challenge vocational gender stereotypes. The session included a number of hands-on child friendly activities that represented different vocational sectors including catering, construction, nursing/paramedics, transportation, banking and sport/leisure. Feedback from the pupils and the school staff was positive and we look forward to delivering similar events in other schools in the coming weeks. If you would like to get involved and could give the next generation of our countries workforce some career ideas or guidance, please call us and speak to Chris, Lanie or Veronica.
At the moment, our Training Centre is still open, and we intend to remain so for as long as safely possible. We are taking additional precautions to safeguard the health and well-being of our students, teaching staff and other employees:
We have increased the frequency with which we clean all our offices and are ensuring the cleaning standards are consistent with government advice. Students and staff are being encouraged to frequently hand wash and keep contact to a minimum.
We have restricted movement outside the training centre and have cancelled any non-essential meetings and visits.
We will try to keep learning disruption to our students to a minimum, even in the event of a partial closure of the Training Centre. Where possible, students will be provided with learning resources to continue their learning at home, with telephone or internet support provided, as appropriate. You will be advised of this as the situation develops and in line with updated Government policy and advice.
Above all, student and staff safety remain our top priority at all times. If in doubt of any of the above information, please call us.