Young people are motivated to create solutions to the environmental crisis, but may lack the skills in which to action this. Priorities for business investment all now sit in a clean, green future. Through a sustainability event, young people are given an opportunity to develop an awareness of sustainability career pathways and to access sustainable career opportunities.

What is a Sustainability Event?

Our Sustainability Event aims to link young people with cutting-edge careers professionals in sustainability, to raise awareness of sustainable careers, and the importance of sustainable skills for their future and of the planet.

What is the impact of a Sustainability Event?

The Sustainability Event will provide young people with a deeper understanding of the environmental crisis and the opportunities available to them if working in sustainability. Students are then able to make informed and positive decisions about their career path and lifestyle – enabling them to contribute to addressing environmental challenges and giving them the best chance to find purpose and professional success. Young people will learn about the wide range of careers in sustainability, not just ‘green careers’ and will feel enthused and educated about their next steps.

Deepening knowledge after a Sustainability Event

Did you know that through a partnership between WWF-UK, Villiers Park Educational Trust and Founders4Schools, we have created a Sustainable Futures learning programme and work experience offer?

Learn more about our Sustainable Futures programme and opportunities for your young people here.

This encounter will help and support you to meet the following Gatsby Benchmarks:

Benchmark 1: A stable careers programme

Benchmark 2: Learning from career and labour market information

Benchmark 5: Encounters with employers and employees

Benchmark 7: Encounters with further and higher education

Benchmark 8: Personal guidance

Curricular Mapping and useful research

From our research we found that this encounter type is most appropriate for the development of young people from 11 and up. Older pupils approaching decisions about post-16 or post-18 education and training participate in sessions targeting specific career readiness skills.

Read the full report to get more information and context on this!

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