2000 young people and 59 schools across Cheshire and Warrington have been reached by the Pledge Partnership since it launched in May.
The Pledge Partnership brings employers together with schools, colleges and youth organisations to inspire and inform young people about career pathways, building the right skills that employers need.
Clare Hayward MBE DL, Chair of the LEP Employer Skills and Education Board said “We are delighted at the speed in which the Pledge Partnership is capturing the hearts and minds of businesses, schools and youth groups all coming together to inspire young people about the wealth of career options open to them in Cheshire and Warrington.“We believe this has been achieved due to the local pledges working directly with, and responding to, the needs of local employers.”
Organisations including Balfour Beatty, The Hut Group, East Cheshire NHS Trust and Cheshire Police joined forces with school leaders and youth groups for the launch and agree the priorities that the local Pledge needed to address.
Pledge Partnerships in other parts of Cheshire and Warrington have taken the same approach, with the community shaping priorities that will have the greatest impact at a local level.
To get involved with the Pledge in your area, visit http://candwgrowthhub.co.uk/skills/pledge/