At Gloucester Academy, we are determined to be a school that prepares all students for employment. To achieve this, we will be working with businesses to deliver practical classes and vocational opportunities as part of a new, career-focused curriculum.
On Wednesday 26th June, we are hosting a careers breakfast for local businesses and organisations at Gloucester Service Station. At the event, which runs from 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 a.m., attendees will learn more about the project and find out how they can contribute.
The event will be hosted by Mike Steward, our vice principal, and Dr Nicholas Capstick OBE, CEO of The White Horse Federation multi-academy trust, which Gloucester Academy joined in March 2015.
One business that has already confirmed its attendance is Clarkson Evans, a large electrical installation company based in Gloucester.
Lindsey Young, Chief Operating Officer of Clarkson Evans, said: “Businesses have an important role to play in helping to inspire young people to be the best they can be and to support the development of employability skills. We hope to work with Gloucester Academy to engage their students in thinking about the next steps they’ll take after leaving school and support them in being well equipped for the workplace.”
We welcome partnership from any business or organisation interested in preparing children for employment. You can find out more about our project, titled ‘Different Path to Success’, on The White Horse Federation’s website.