What is LifeSkills Work Week?

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LifeSkills Work Week runs from 17 to 21 June 2013 and is an opportunity for schools to get their pupils involved in a range of work-related opportunities.

It gets young people prepared and thinking about the world of work through the LifeSkills education programme. LifeSkills Work Week gives schools a focus on work related learning through LifeSkills workshops and resources, careers fairs and business and parent speaking opportunities as well as getting their students out on work experience opportunities.

How can you make the most of LifeSkills?

  • For your teenager

Make sure your teenager is signed up to LifeSkills so they can take advantage of the resources available online and work experience opportunities. There is lots of information online and in the sessions to get them thinking about the world of work and their next steps – making your inevitable career conversations with them much easier!

  • For your students

Make sure you and your school are registered for a LifeSkills account to make sure all your students can get involved in Work Week. Take a look at the volunteer sessions available in your area, and make sure your students are on track with their online modules. They’ll thank you for it in years to come. Honest, Miss. To register, visit barclayslifeskills.com/sign-up

  • As an employer or business owner

Registering your business to take part in LifeSkills is a great way to share your knowledge and skills with a bright, engaged young person. They can complete online modules and classroom workshops, so they’re ready for work experience, but it’s only with help from people like you that they can get real workplace experience. You never know, you might find your future recruit, and who couldn’t use an extra pair of hands for a week?

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