Roll of Honour
The following are the educational establishments and business institutions who have been awarded the Employability Chartermark:
Redland Green School- July 2013
Merchants Academy - July 2013
Brislington Enterprise College ( now Oasis Brislington) - July 2013
New Fosseway School - July 2013
Brimsham Green - July 2014
Kings Oak Academy - July 2014
Gordano School - July 2014
Hanham High School (now Hanham Woods Academy) - July 2014
Bath College – July 2013
S.Glos and Stroud – Feb 2014
Bath Spa University- July 2013
Knightstone Housing – July 2014
N-gaged – July 2014
Employability Chartermark Presentation 2014
The second Presentation Evening for the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership’s Employability Chartermark took place on Wednesday the 8October 2014 at Leigh Court, Abbots Leigh. It was attended by over 30 education and business representatives, seven of which received the Employability Chartermark Award. Adam Powell, Director of Skills at the West of England LEP, welcomed everyone to the presentation and spoke of the Employability Chartermark’s journey and future plans. Marlene Morley, chair of the Employability Chartermark’s Strategic Group, presented the awards giving a personal recap on each of the award winners.
The Employability Chartermark was awarded to:
- South Gloucestershire and Stroud College who were the last of the pilot organizations to be presented.
- Brimsham Green School , Hanham High School, Gordano School and King’s Oak Academy who were the first group of schools to receive the accreditation since the roll out of the award.
- N-Gaged, who were the first business to achieve the Core Employability Chartermark and Knightstone Housing who were awarded the Enhanced Award.
The Employability Chartermark is awarded to businesses and education organizations in recognition of their commitment to, invest in, and delivery of work-readiness in young people. Participation in the Employability Chartermark can produce tangible results for both business and education. For businesses, it is a great opportunity for recognition of corporate social responsibility and to get involved in the community influencing provision on the importance for young people to be work ready. Education providers have opportunities to work closely with local and national employers, receive and official recognition of their commitment to employability, all while utilising a framework with measurable outcomes.
The simple but ambitious task of the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership is to foster the growth of the economy in the region. One of the LEP’s explicit objectives is to deliver “a well-motivated workforce with the skills to meet business needs”. A consistent message that is emerging is the need to improve the employability skills of young people entering the labour market at all levels, from school, college and university. Crucially, this is not about technical skills, but rather the other skills and attributes that a young person needs to succeed in their job, such as communication, prioritisation and team work skills.
There is hoped to be another Employability Chartermark Award ceremony in early 2015, as several organisations have completed their audits and are currently working on their Action Plans.