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The Work-wise Foundation

The Work-wise Foundation

The Work-wise Foundation is an employer-led charity who support the development of young people so they have the knowledge, skills, aptitude and opportunities for employment within South Yorkshire and beyond.

The Work-wise Foundation helps the private sector take the lead in preparing young people for employment and rewarding careers. We do this by establishing links, developing programmes on training and practical guidance, and connecting employers with their future employees.


Get Up To Speed

Get up to Speed with STEM is a live, annual, one-day showcase event which aims to introduce, inform and inspire students, parents and teachers about the world of work in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Manufacturing (STEM) sectors. It’s a superb, highly interactive careers showcase which, for over ten years, has promoted STEM-related career opportunities to over 34,000 young people, educators and families from across the Sheffield City Region and beyond.

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Bringing young people, educators, scientists and businesses together to explore the future of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) in the South Yorkshire Region. Created by Professor Brian Cox CBE and Lord Andrew Mawson OBE in 2012, the amazing Science Summer School programme aims to make Britain the best place to do science and engineering, by inspiring the UK’s next generation of young scientists, engineers and inventors.

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The Work-wise Foundation are thrilled to be involved in the development of Skills Street, an immersive and innovative careers training experience developed to inspire and inform children, young people, and adults from across the South Yorkshire region.

Based on the site of the UK's newest Theme Park, Gulliver’s Valley, Skills Street will transform the way the region delivers careers training for schools with this new hands-on approach to developing, growing and honing skills.

This interactive training centre will be delivered by a partnership between Gulliver’s Valley Theme Park Resort, The Work-wise Foundation and The Source Skills Academy, creating a Centre of Excellence in training from retail to construction and from hospitality to manufacturing.  


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