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Pathways to Professions and Newham Sixth form

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Date: 6th Dec 2022

Author: Jade McGhee

Type: Blog

This year we have focused on providing sixth form students with the knowledge on how to take the steps to reach their career goals. To do this we have provided work-place visits, as well as partnering with Barclays to support 600 under-represented young people across the UK with career planning and employability skills development.

Throughout the programme the Blueprint for All team will help students gain a greater understanding of how they can link their education to their future career aspirations. Giving them insight into the different careers available.

As part of our Pathways to Professions in sixth forms we were joined by Adam, the Area Sales and Operations Manager at JD at Newham Sixth form. Adam delivered a powerful presentation about his career journey, offering invaluable career advice to our young people of diverse ethnic heritages.

Two words to describe the workshop?

'I found the workshop to be insightful and inspirational - I wish we had a key speaker in every week.'
A participant of Pathways to Professions

The learning doesn’t stop there.

We appreciate that real like tangible experience are valuable for our students. Continuing our work with students from Newham Sixth form, we took them to Morris+Company – an Architecture Studio based in Hackney.

All of our students are in their second year of a L3 Art and Design, we allowed them to explore their creativity by creating models and practicing core architectural skills. From this they were able to see the full process of a project, start to finish.

Do sixth form students have the support they need?

We’ve heard time and time again that schools with sixth forms are struggling to provide students with adequate support on careers”

Sonia Watson OBE, Hon FRIBA, Hon.FRIAS

Hear more from Sonia, CEO of Blueprint for All