All Leigh Academies Trust secondaries are offering Post 16 students the opportunity to use the services of Pathway CTM. This is a social enterprise, working with young people in schools to improve their employability skills and career prospects.
Transitions from school to work
With a focus on those students who will transition from school to the workplace or apprenticeship programmes, they aim to make young people aware of the paths available for school-leavers as an alternative to university and secondly, to prepare them for the application process to make each and every candidate that goes through their programme ‘Job Ready’. They offer employability/insight days, peer to peer mentoring and a unique student portal that gives students access to valuable resources and information regarding school-leaver options.
Pathway also provides high achieving pupils, with Higher Education ambitions, the opportunity to engage directly with aspirational employers and obtain meaningful work experience and other valuable employer engagement activities.
In September, Pathway visited each academy, and launched their programme with an assembly to students.
What is on offer?
Students have now been encouraged to sign up to the programme and take advantage of all the opportunities it provides. For example, during half term, our students were invited to attend the ‘Kent Skills Day’, where they were able to learn how to use social media to get a job and stand out from the crowd, and how to understand the application process, including psychometric testing. Key businesses present included EY, KMPG, IBM, PWC to name but a few.