Over the summer months, we have been hard at work creating a digital platform that can help young people from disadvantaged backgrounds with their careers education. They will be graduating into a difficult economy, and it is our responsibility to ensure they are the most prepared they can be in that transition to the working world.
To that end, the support we’ve received from the National Lottery and the City Bridge Trust have enabled us to roll our free content out to more than 100 students, contribute to the National Curriculum in our partner schools, and implement valuable feedback from teachers and careers leaders.
Our growth has been chronicled in Education Technology! Our Founder, James O’Dowd, also spoke on another important development in the job market – the digital skills gap – and the need to address it head-on, as the essential skills employers are looking for have changed dramatically over the past few years.
This is a significant step for us in our quest to introduce a comprehensive careers programme in our partner schools and raise awareness of the issues we’re tackling on a daily basis. Find out even more about how we at the Patrick Morgan Foundation are working to close the unemployment gap here!