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Education Business Partnership - South West (EBP-SW) was established in the 1990s to set up, maintain and develop links between employers and schools and colleges in Devon and Torbay. The purpose is to ensure we support young people to get the right skills and knowledge to enable them to be economically competent when they leave full time education. We help schools create learning opportunities that are relevant to the world of work.
Through our partnership with the Local Authorities and school affiliation we can help you organise a range of activities to contextualise the curriculum and broker employer engagement.
To help you consider how to engage with employers we have also produced the Employer Engagement Guide.
Activities we can help you with include:
- Enterprise and industry days
- work experience placements, preparation, briefings and de-briefings
- professional development placements for teachers
- industry visits
- work related learning
- applied learning support.
Are you aware of Apprenticeships?
A number of events have taken place over the last month, in schools and local businesses, organised by EBP-SW.
Exeter City FC hosted a Grecian Maths event, where three schools; Teign School, Dartmouth Academy and South Dartmoor Community College, each sent ten year 8 students to take part. During the day they did Maths work around football, calculating ground capacity, sales in the shop, league tables, ticket sales etc. One of the volunteers also gave the students a tour of the ground and talked about careers that are available in sport.
Girls in to … at South Devon College involved 20 girls form a mixture of schools; St. Cuthbert Mayne, Paignton Community and Sports College, Churston Ferrers Grammar School and Westlands Sch ool. The girls were all year 9 and attended three interactive workshops – plumbing, electrical and energy. Everyone had a really good day, with the girls learning about different types of energy, how to wire a plug and sculpted their initials in copper!