Sustainability

An opportunity for young people to develop awareness of sustainability for their future careers and to aspire and have equal access to sustainable career pathway opportunities.

What is a Sustainability Event?

Our Sustainability Event aims to accelerate opportunities for young people and make sustainable careers an attractive place for them to focus their future. It also aims to raise awareness of sustainable careers, and their importance to the future of our planet, across society.

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 importance of sustainability, so that students are 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.

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

Benchmark 1: A stable careers programme

Our digital platform enables time-poor educators to create a structured careers programme quickly and simply. We provide educators with clear guidance on the types of events they can book and, using smart algorithms, make recommendations on which speakers and volunteers will have the most impact.

Benchmark 2: Learning from career and labour market information

Educators will be given access to good quality information about future study options and labour market opportunities. They will be supported by an informed business volunteer to make best use of available information which can be shared widely with students and parents.

Benchmark 4: Linking curriculum learning to careers

This session allows teachers to link curriculum learning with careers. For example, STEM subject teachers may highlight the relevance of STEM subjects for a wide range of future career paths.

Benchmark 5: Encounters with employers and employees

Our service connects children and young people directly with business leaders from their local communities. Our digital platform recommends a varied programme of career encounters including career talks, speed mentoring, enterprise activities and workplace visits, all of which can be booked instantly through our platform.

Benchmark 7: Encounters with further and higher education

We enable educators to connect with a wide range of employers and employees who can speak to young people about their career path. By providing a diverse perspective on how they have approached their careers, students will be able to understand the different academic and vocational routes that are available to them.

Benchmark 8: Personal guidance

Using our clever digital platform, Founders4Schools is able to take into consideration the individual needs of educators and students. This means we can guide them towards encounter types and potential speakers to ensure they have the greatest impact.

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.

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

Get Started

We understand that your time as an educator is limited, which is why we have made our service as quick and easy as possible.

We will reach out to Business Leaders on your behalf and update you every step of the way until the visit is completed.

Simply click the link below to search for Business Leaders in your local area and get started.

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