News

27th Feb 2019

Local Schools enter Young Enterprise competition

Teams from local schools competing in this year’s Young Enterprise competition, recently set up shop in The Orchard Centre, Taunton to sell their products and tell shoppers about their businesses. Three very different companies took part in the day, making good use of the space kindly donated by The Orchard Centre.
18th Feb 2019

Skill Up West Somerset

Skill Up is a project to support the community and businesses in West Somerset with their skills and Apprenticeship journey.
The service can be accessed via an online portal, www.skillupws.org.uk , which introduces Skill Up and provides information on Apprenticeships, Traineeships and Skills.  The site signposts to opportunities, vacancies and information that may be of benefit. The portal also introduces the Skill Up team, who are there to help, and gives details of how to contact them.
Skill Up is not just a website, it is a service.
13th Feb 2019

Digital skills opportunity for 10 -13 years olds - #TechSheCan

PWC have developed the #TechSheCan charter to change the tide and inspire more girls to think about technology careers in a different light. The #TechWeCan program is based on interviews with 2000 A’ level Students which found that whereas 62% of males would consider a career in tech, only 27 % of females had. Furthermore only 16% of females had technology suggested to them as a career compared to 33% of males.
5th Feb 2019

Inspiring Governance

Are you an employer who is interested in helping local schools, want to have a positive impact on outcomes for your future workforce AND would like to receive free training and development for your staff?
21st Jan 2019

Discover AV1 Robots

'No Isolation' AV1 Robots have been used in South Somerset to help young people who are struggling with long-term illness or mental health issues to keep engaged with school life and their learning, and help maintain friendships.
7th Jan 2019

Thatchers creates Young Talent Programme

As a result of significant growth and difficulties recruiting, Thatchers is taking matters into their own hands by increasing investment into training and development, and by creating a tailor-made apprenticeship programme called Thatchers Young Talent.
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