Tag: Young People

Launch of Innovation Challenge in partnership with CityFibre, Rotherham Titans RUFC & AND Digital

The Work-wise Foundation are launching a new Innovation Challenge for 2021 offered exclusively to Rotherham Secondary Schools. Bringing together the worlds of Technology (CityFibre), Health and Fitness (Rotherham Titans RUFC), design and innovation (AND Digital) you are invited to enter teams of students to participate in a Challenge to design an App for Rotherham to encourage Fitness and Healthy...

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School children set to support Vulcan XH558’s Operation Safeguard

A new innovative four-way partnership led by the Vulcan to the Sky Trust (VTST) is set to inspire the next generation of engineers in a project that supports the Trust’s latest fundraising drive – Operation Safeguard. The project will see CBE+, a specialist precision engineering sub-contractor, join forces with The Work-wise Foundation to engage with local schools who will all work together on a...

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First Ever Virtual Summer Academy is A Hit With Pupils

The first ever virtual Work-wise Foundation annual Summer Academy has been hailed a huge success by attendees and schools taking part in the event. The 2020 Virtual Summer Academy, which took place from 3rd to 20th August, attracted students from 10 schools across the Sheffield City Region; with 35% boys and 65% girls attending from a mix of backgrounds including 37% from Black Minority and Ethnic...

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King Ecgbert’s School supported by Rollem wins Innovation Challenge 2019

Rollem teamed up with King Ecgbert’s School in Sheffield for the 2019 IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology) Innovation Challenge run by The work-wise Foundation.  The annual challenge sees a business set a team from the school a real workplace problem to solve. The team have three months to come up with a solution with the end result being put on display at the annual Get up to Speed...

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South Yorkshire Celebrates Success of Skills Event

South Yorkshire hosted the largest private sector skills showcase event last week, which was attended by over 3,000 young people from 69 schools and involved over 90 businesses. The ‘Get up to Speed’ with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Manufacturing) event was designed to inspire students from 8 to 25 years about careers in science, technology and the manufacturing industries,...

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IET Innovation Challenge 2019 Launch

The Work-wise Foundation has launched their Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Innovation Challenge for 2019, with 6 schools pairing up with with local engineering and manufacturing businesses. The 6 schools will be working on a bespoke project set out by the businesses with the teams presenting to a panel of industry judges at Get up to Speed with STEM on Wednesday 27th March 2019...

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My Cutlers’ Ambassadors Journey by Alexandra Tair

My name is Alexandra Tair, I am 15 years old and attend Outwood Academy City. I have been taking part in the Cutlers’ Ambassador Programme, engineering strand delivered by The work-wise Foundation, for 2 years and I got involved because of my school. My experience of the Cutlers’ Ambassador Programme so far has been an exciting one. Throughout the programme, I have done many activities,...

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Huge South Yorkshire exhibition aims to engineer a new generation of recruits

Faced with a huge recruitment shortfall, local engineering firms organised a one-day show to inspire children – but did it actually work? The sector has long battled an image problem, youngsters dreaming of easy fame on talent shows, the demise of government-sponsored training under Margaret Thatcher and allegedly out-of-touch teachers focused on sending youngsters to university. Pictured...

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South Yorkshire Pupils secure work placements following interview programme

A group of 60 pupils, on the Better Learners Better Workers (BLBW) Cutlers’ Ambassadors programme, delivered by The Work-wise Foundation, have each secured a two-week work placement with local engineering and manufacturing businesses. Over a three-day period, these pupils from seven schools across South Yorkshire, attended Cutlers’ Hall in Sheffield, where they were subject to in-depth interviews...

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