Impact 2018-19

In our theory of change, Worktree facilitates face-to-face meetings between young people and diverse workers in carousels of short conversations about work; this raises young people’s career awareness, aspirations, communication skills and confidence, which helps them to find and hold jobs they do well and enjoy; the long-term impact is reduced unemployment and under-employment, with both personal and social benefits.

While interested in securing soon a quality external evaluation, Worktree currently focuses on delivering WorkOut sessions and measuring the following:

Inputs

The number of young people and diverse volunteer work guests in facilitated conversations in 2018-19:

Volunteers

Companies

Volunteer hours

MK students aged 9-18

Outputs

The number of sessions attended and participant evaluation forms completed in 2018-19:

Workout session

Student evaluation forms completed

Guest evaluation forms completed

Staff evaluation forms completed

Outcomes

The increases in students’ career awareness, aspirations, communication skills and confidence; guests’ enjoyment of sessions, feeling valued and more positive about their work. 

Students

in 2018-19, of total 6504 students aged 11-18 who participated in Career WorkOut sessions, 5882 completed pre- and post-session questionnaires which showed:

%

increase in ‘I have a good idea of different jobs I could do in the world of work’

%

‘I know what skills an employer will expect me to have when I start work’

%

increase in ‘I know what job I want in future’

Work Guests

In 2018-19, 934 volunteer work guests from 330 MK companies completed a total of 2061 volunteer hours and completed 1,456 post-session questionnaires showing:

%

agreed "This has been a good volunteering opportunity"

%

agreed "The session facilitator performed well"

%

agreed "This is a good way of informing young people about different jobs"

%

agreed "Talking to the students made me feel more positive about my work"

%

agreed "I am now more likely to volunteer in my community"

Teachers

In 2018-19, 38 teachers from ten schools completed post-session questionnaires showing:

%

agreed "The variety of work guests was good for these students"

%

agreed "This was a meaningful employer encounter for these students"

%

100.0% agreed "The session was an important part of the students’ careers education"

%

agreed "The facilitator’s performance was good"

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