Avon Valley pupils put skills to test at employability event

Avon Valley students took part in an employability event at the Benn Hall
Avon Valley students took part in an employability event at the Benn Hall

More than 200 Avon Valley pupils put their skills to the test at an employability event.

Funded by Warwickshire County Council’s “Skills for Employment Programme”, Avon Valley School, in partnership with Kokoro, recently ran the first in a series of employability events, designed for Year 11 students who are about to consider their future career choices.

The first session took place at Benn Hall in Rugby and encouraged all 220 students to look in detail at themselves and to think in terms of what their dream job would be, the skills they have that employers would want, and the specific help they need as individuals to achieve their goals.

Cllr Izzi Seccombe, leader of Warwickshire County Council and board member of the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership, said: “We are delighted with the response from schools and colleges to this latest opportunity for additional funds.

“Ensuring our young people are equipped to succeed in the workplace is one of our key priorities. Through the Skills for Employment programme we are committed to ensuring our young people have the skills and attributes needed so businesses are able to fill their skills shortages. The work being done at Avon School is a fantastic example of this.”

Kokoro is a nation-wide, not for profit organisation that focuses on the development and achievement of young people.