The SKILL! Programme is developed in association with a number of Corporate Partners, including some of the world’s leading professional services firms and financial services groups. From contributing to the ongoing development of the programme to providing Team Mentors to support students’ learning, our partners are integral to the SKILL! Programme’s success.
This is what some of our Corporate Partners have to say about the SKILL! Programme and the positive impact it has had on their organisation.
“Addleshaw Goddard has been involved with the SKILL! Programme since it launched in 2008. We believe that young people should be encouraged to develop their entrepreneurial skills whilst still at school, as this may provide an alternative route to employment, rather than having to ‘find a job’. The SKILL! Programme has enabled many of our people to take part in workshops, to share insights into the world of business and to inspire the participants to achieve their full potential later in life.”
Addleshaw Goddard – www.addleshawgoddard.com
“Europe Arab Bank has really benefited from its alliance with the SKILL! Programme. We were looking for something that would enhance our Corporate Social Responsibility aspirations as an employer as well as an organisation. Being able to provide volunteers to mentor these young people, who come to the workshops with such enthusiasm and brimming with wonderful ideas, has been a real asset.
Our people have benefited enormously by their involvement; and as an organisation we have been able to actively support the wonderful work that the SKILL! Programme does for our local community. Our investment has seen literally hundreds of young people benefit from acquiring skills and confidence that many of them never even knew they had!”
Europe Arab Bank – www.eabplc.com
“The SKILL! Programme is a fantastic project to be involved with. The focus on increasing employability skills with students from our partner school is something Osborne Clarke has been working on for some time. The workshop was innovative and fun and, from the feedback received, a very valuable experience for the students. Our staff, who mentored students during the workshop, also learned and developed new skills through the programme. We look forward to working with Visionpath Education again in the near future.”
Osborne Clarke – www.osborneclarke.com
“Standard Bank is proud to support the SKILL! Programme, as each workshop enables our people to make a real long term difference to the young people in our community. Employability is of high strategic importance to us and a significant issue for education as a whole. By mentoring young people we can ensure the development of skills, attitudes and behaviours needed to secure and sustain employment in the future.
We are always able to recruit volunteers for the SKILL! Workshops due to the programme’s excellent reputation and our people are consistently impressed by the creativity and viability of the young people’s ideas when they take part in each workshop. Our mutually beneficial partnership with Visionpath Education and the SKILL! Programme cannot be more highly recommended to all those who want to bring enhanced benefits to education, business and wider society.”
Standard Bank – www.standardbank.com
More insights from our partners will be available here shortly. In the meantime, click here to find out what some of the Team Mentors from our Corporate Partners had to say about their experience of the SKILL! Programme.
If you would like more information on how your organisation could get involved with the SKILL! Programme, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.