thermometer 25.5.17

Sponsorship Target Update

It costs £5 for a student to meet eight work guests in a Career WorkOut session.  £3 of this is paid by schools, but the remainder must be raised from employers and parents.  To reach our target of 9,000 students next year (up 50% from this year), we need to raise £25k. So we have launched a new Sponsorship programme which […]

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Jo Trotter, MK Gallery

Jo Trotter, MK Gallery

Jo Trotter, Visitor Experience Manager of MK Gallery, volunteered as a work guest in a one-hour Career WorkOut session with homeless young people at YMCA on Worktree’s ‘Action Learning for Employability’ programme. “I really enjoyed the session and meeting the YMCA residents,” she said.  “I was surprised at how open they were. “I was aware that […]

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Ymca 3.3.17

ALfE course with MK YMCA

Worktree has completed its first delivery of a new 6-week Action Learning for Employability (ALfE) course with homeless young people aged 19-24 at MK YMCA. Funded by a community grant from the European Social Fund, this course was designed along similar lines to the pilot with A4E in 2015 and intended for 12 participants. 21 YMCA residents […]

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Kev Hickman, Musician

I was striking a few conversations up with students about what their dream job was (as I am fortunate to do mine for a living) and I was shocked by how many of them were worried that they hadn’t decided what they wanted to do. They’re only 14/15 and seem to have a large amount […]

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