Employability Skills Day

[16 May 2014]

Year nine students at Sirius Academy were recently given the opportunity to prepare for life in the workplace by taking part in an employability skills day.

The workshop was aimed at raising students’ understanding of skills such as self management, teamwork, problem solving and building confidence, with organisations and businesses including KC, HETA (Humberside Engineering Training Association) and Sangwin hosting sessions throughout the day to promote those skills.

KC teamed up with educational workshop provider, Engaging Education, to deliver hints on how to boost confidence before the students split into groups and filmed their top ten confidence building tips to camera. The best tips will feature on a confidence boosting DVD which will be shared with young people in schools and colleges across the city.

Pete Rhodes, Director of CIT and Careers at Sirius Academy, said:

“At Sirius Academy we love to work with local companies in order to help our students prepare for their future.”

Brendon Smurthwaite, KC’s Community Coordinator, commented:

“Employability skills will play a big part in the future of the students we worked with and they really bought into that and were keen to learn. They came up with some very creative ways of presenting their tips on film, so I’m sure the DVD will make great viewing.”