ISS UK supports LifeSkillsApril 2013
ISS UK has signed up to support LifeSkills, a major new programme launched by Barclays for business, schools and government to work together to remove the barriers young people face in moving from school to work. LifeSkills is a new curriculum linked education programme that aims to equip one million young people by 2015 with the skills they need for work and connect them with work experience opportunities. During 2013, LifeSkills aim is to make 50,000 work experience opportunities available. Barclays will provide at least 6,000 opportunities and is encouraging businesses of all sizes across the UK to get involved. ISS UK, McDonald’s, Centrica and Waitrose will be working together with Barclays on LifeSkills to help unlock work experience opportunities for 14-16 year olds. ISS UK will offer 1,000 opportunities by 2015.
Latest research from the Education and Employers Taskforce reveals the difference that being work-ready makes, with young people who have skills training – such as CV writing or work experience – earning on average up to 18% more than those without.
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