Building The Bridge is a video led programme that helps students and the unemployed build essential employability skills, demonstrate initiative and also allows them to start building their own professional network.
As well as broad programmes working with schools and groups of young unemployed people, we are also setting up specific programmes that look at particular industries and issues. One, in particular, is to have young women interview women at all levels and positions in the creative industry to showcase their achievements, create role models and highlight opportunities. The reasoning behind this is that the creative industries seems to be male dominated and we want to promote more female participation through our project.
Why are we doing this?
We’re ‘Building The Bridge’ because we know that our education system is skilled in helping people gain qualifications, but it is not preparing many people for life ahead, career choices, and the world of work. BUT, we also know that students and unemployed people can be fantastic guides by showing others the way and helping making that ‘bridge’ between education and the workplace.
We want to empower and encourage curiousity and our own natural, investigative nature to help all students and unemployed people.
Our team is made up experienced businessmen, recent graduates, and current students and unemployed young people.
Right now we are we’re busy running and setting up new projects. So, what you will see developing here over the next few months is only the tip of the iceberg.
Our over-riding purpose is:
“To provide students and unemployed people with the opportunity and knowledge to make better choices”.
Projects that we are running or developing:
- A project in the North East of England that is being run by a couple of enterprising students.
- A project in a secondary school in West Sussex
- A project that is helping young women interview women at all levels and positions in the creative industry to showcase their achievements, create role models and highlight opportunities. The reasoning behind this is that the creative industries is male dominated and we want to promote more female participation through our project.
- A similar project focusing on the engineering and technology space
- A ‘Pop Up Digital Agency’ in Brighton that is focused on helping unemployed people interested in building careers in the design, media and creative industries
- A similar project that is focusing on men in the fashion industry
- Other projects are coming soon….watch this space!