Two new initiatives launched at Palmer’s College

TWO new initiatives have launched at Palmer’s College: the Duke of Edinburgh Award and the Career Ready Masterclass Programme.Palmer’s welcomed Debbie Farrell from Career Ready who launched the masterclass programme which is a structured programme of employer-led careers education for students aged 11-18. It helps students to develop the key skills for career success they will need for the workplace. The masterclasses are interactive and designed to be delivered by employers in the classroom. Career Ready is a UK wide charity linking employers with schools and colleges to open up the world of work to young people. They work with experts in education and business to develop high quality, employer-endorsed materials, which deliver a set of skills for career success to help students compete with the best in the country.They also saw the launch of the Duke of Edinburgh Award at Palmer’s College and the College welcomed Rachel Baker and Jacky Phillips from Thurrock Council to launch the award. The DofE is the world’s leading youth achievement award, giving millions of 14-24 year olds the opportunity to be the very best they can be.Mark Vinall, Principal, said “These are both wonderful opportunities for our students to get involved with and we look forward to following their progress over the coming year.

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