The REACH partnership has had a busy and exciting few months with the College Higher Education activity strand! Plenty of events have taken place, with schools engaging well with this new offer.
For the last ten months Kathryn Johnson, of the REACH Partnership has been offering schools an unbiased talk about College Higher Education provision in the local area. This collaborative approach allows students to see the bigger picture of CHE and to gain an awareness of the different routes available to them gaining Level 4/5 qualifications. These inputs are offered for free to our local schools to enhance the careers and IAG currently on offer.
This input has come at crucial time for schools, who will soon be required by law to provide balanced careers advice to their students. The news, delivered by the governments central website focuses on the role schools play in raising aspirations and encourages collaboration between with colleges, university technical colleges and other training providers to ensure that young people are aware of all the routes to higher skills and the workplace, including higher and degree apprenticeships.
To book a talk or stand at your school/college please contact Kathryn.firstname.lastname@example.org
A recent event at the Chamber of Commerce highlighted the scope of this initiative. Represented under the REACH banner, three of the partner colleges offered Have-A-Go activities to encourage awareness of the HE level courses on offer for learners. Leicester College Photograhy student, Patryk Syst, captured some of the action on camera:
Back in September REACH CHE attended the Get Inspired Event hosted at the King Power Stadium and organised by the LEP. Students were asked about their understanding of College Higher Education in general and were then asked to comment on their understanding following a visit to the REACH CHE stand and speaking to the team. Results from the surveys demonstrate that although most students had not heard of CHE before the event, they were interested in finding out more. Further details below.