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Careers activities we have supported with education establishments

Our Vision

Launched by the Tees Valley Mayor, is an ambitious £3million initiative, which is the first of its kind in the UK. It targets 100,000 young people in Tees Valley and will see every school and college in the area work with local businesses to help shape and deliver careers and enterprise education.

The aim is to have more than 1,000 businesses engage with 11-18-year-olds to directly inform them of job opportunities and career information, with the aim of each child receiving seven direct and meaningful employer engagements.  This direct contact will help a young person make key decisions regarding their future career pathway and help build their confidence and knowledge of the labour market. This direct employer engagement could also directly lead to a future employment offer.

Research shows that pupils who receive four or more meaningful engagements with employers between the ages of 11-16 years are 86% less likely to be unemployed or not in education, employment and training and on average earn 22% more.

Get Involved

There are lots of different ways in which your business can support schools and colleges with their careers activities.

You can sign up to receive shout outs for support from Tees Valley schools here.

Find all the different ways your business can get involved by downloading our Business Engagement Menu.

Click here to view our page of useful links and information on how businesses can engage with schools and colleges.

We need you!

Why not become an Enterprise Adviser, for more information on what is required and how you can apply, click here.

For more information

To find out more about how you can help shape your future workforce, and inspire young people across Tees Valley, get in touch with one of our co-ordinators