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YEAR 11 pupils from a number of local secondary schools took part in the Stoke City Community Trust’s Transition and Mentoring programme earlier this year.
Students from Sir Thomas Boughey, St Peter’s Academy, Thistley Hough Academy, Co-op Academy, Sandon Meridian Academy, and Alternative Provision attended life skills and employability sessions at the bet365 Stadium.
The programme, delivered by the Club’s education team, is designed to prepare young adults for college, training and employment through a range of workshops and personal support with sessions that build confidence and develop soft skills.
In addition, pupils received employability support with CV awareness, interview preparation, applications support and careers advice.
Stoke City Community Trust also provide a safe and comfortable venue for GCSE revision and support during term time, as well as providing mentor support to ensure the young person settle into Year 12.
Ninety-seven percent of those who participated in this year’s programme achieved a positive EET (Education, Employment & Training) outcome and 82% of students experienced sustained engagement.
Many of those who took part in the scheme expressed how it had helped them to gain confidence and develop a number of new skills which would be put to great use in a real world working environment.
The programme will once again run in 2018 and to refer a young person or to speak in more detail, please contact the Sanj Kario via 01782 592197 or [email protected].