Background

The ContinU Trust’s “Opening Doors Service” provides a vehicle for collaborative community and enrichment activities for all its partner schools, colleges and young people. It currently has several operating strands promoting, funding and coordinating a range of extra-curricular opportunities geared at improving life chances and social mobility, raising expectations and giving practical guidance to young people across the Wyre Forest and Hagley. It includes Gifted and Talented student events, community and voluntary work, Higher Education tasters, Apprenticeships, preparation for employment and much more. It builds on the principle of economies of scale to convert individually non viable ideas into collaboratively viable realities. Mixed school groups, co funded events and pooled resources all feature in this work at a time of financial challenge. We are looking to apply the same approach to simplify and support the ways in which employers can give something back to local learning and improve the skills and practical awareness of young people across the Wyre Forest and Hagley. At the same time, the young people and their parents will more greatly appreciate the successes, wealth of expertise and experience across local businesses in both the public and private sectors.

Please note there are many existing relationships between employers and schools/colleges. This service aims to enhance those successes and not replace any effective arrangements employers are already comfortable with.

Click here Opening Doors – The Wyre Forest & Hagley Employers & Businesses Community Offer for more info on how businesses and other community partners and sponsors can work with us for mutual benefit.