Parents and Carers: Resources
This project aimed to create resources for parents and carers which explain the options for young people post-16 and post-18, celebrate positive role models through case studies, and share labour market information.
Two learners in Years 12 and 13 were employed to develop the resources, enabling the content to match the needs of learners and their parents and carers. A postcard summarising opportunities was printed and delivered to all partner schools and colleges. Online versions of the guide are available via the Hello Future and SkillsFest websites. You can access the guides below:
- A Parent, Carers and Guardians’ Guide to: Careers and Opportunities for School Leavers
- Career Opportunities for School Leavers
Parents and Carers: Marketing
This project aimed to survey parents and carers in the target wards for their feedback and ideas, create a bank of case studies and communicate opportunities through film and social media campaigns. 121 parents completed the survey, 32 of whom live in CCOP target wards. A detailed analysis of results was distributed to all of our Hello Future programme partners to help shape future projects. A further two learners were recruited to support the production of a series of films to raise awareness of higher-level study and to share case studies. A variety of films are in development and were launched in December 2019, these include:
- An overview of the options after Year 11
- An overview of the options after Year 13
- Advice from Universities and Employers
- What employers are looking for
- Individual case studies of employers and learners studying higher-level qualifications.
These will be disseminated via schools and colleges, but can be accessed via our resources page, and our YouTube channel. The Skills Fest website has also been developed to promote the events in Furness and the South Lakes and also provides a space to connect people with opportunities.