Positive Footprints Network has launched its inspirational careers-based skills development programme, The Job Junction Primary.
Aimed at primary school children, it also involves local businesses. The first primary school in the local area to integrate The Job Junction Primary programme is Hapton CE Methodist Primary school.
The Department for Business Innovation and Skills is supporting the Burnley company as it continues to develop the programmes aimed at primary, secondary and sixth form students and which are already being rolled out locally and nationally.
Skills minister Nick Boles said: “Giving our schoolchildren the skills and confidence to achieve their potential is key to creating Britain’s workforce of the future. Extending the Job Junction outreach project to primary school children is an important step, giving them and their parents an insight into the world of work. Our future doctors, accountants and engineers are all made in our schools and engaging local business and communities will inspire children to new careers and opportunities.”
The Job Junction Primary is the latest classroom-based programme and it aims to develop entrepreneurial and employability skills, supporting career exploration from a very young age.
The programme serves to engage with its young audience and help them recognise, celebrate and develop desired qualities and skills, exploring how they might eventually fit into the world of work, whilst facilitating continuous business interaction with the school.
The programme aims to determine aspirational goals early which delivers greater realisation. It ensures that every young person is afforded the opportunity to explore possibilities, interact with businesses, develop personal skills and career goals – enabling them to contribute positively to society and the economy.
Lesley Burrows, managing director of The Job Junction, said: “We’re very excited that The Job Junction has been recognised at this level and that we already have licencees throughout North West England and the Midlands.”
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