Archbishop Blanch Launches Liverpool's Flagship Young Chamber
Archbishop Blanch has launched its Young Chamber school’s business engagement scheme delivered by Liverpool & Sefton Chambers of Commerce.
The school hosted their inaugural Young Chamber event on the 13th July and welcomed representatives from several Liverpool businesses to take part in a networking event with staff and students.
Archbishop Blanch is the Young Chamber flagship school and the first to hold such an event. Young Chamber is an initiative, recently launched by Liverpool & Sefton Chambers of Commerce which seeks to support schools to develop innovative ways to engage employers, encouraging them to reach out to students, inform them of what they believe is required from school leavers and assist them to develop valuable employability skills which will enable them to succeed in achieving their future career aspirations.
Visitors were met by enthusiastic students and were treated to a musical ensemble whilst taking part in an informal networking session and roundtable discussion.
Businesses attending included Arvato, First Ark, Mocha, MSB Solicitors, Benchmark Business Solution, M3P and Altru Creative Education. Conversations were lively and the round table discussion generated many creative ideas from all involved. Students were encouraged to contribute their opinions and overall impressed their visitors greatly.
Michelle Helsby, MSB Solicitors, commented:
"I was delighted to be part of the Archbishop Blanch/Young Chamber initiative.This is a great example of how business and education can collaborate in order to ensure our young people are exposed to as many different career choices as possible. It is also imperative that if our youngsters are to realise their full potential they need to be equipped with not just technical but essential transferable skills that businesses are looking for such as communication, confidence and teamwork ethics. I am looking forward to playing my part on behalf of the Institute of Directors."
Karen Glean, arvato CRM & Public Sector, UK & Ireland added:
“I really enjoyed the Young Chamber meeting at Archbishop Blanch. Not only did I get to see a lovely modern new school, but I was able to interact with several young ambassadors of the school who were shining examples of what the initiative hopes to achieve: make our young people more prepared for life when they leave school and equip them with some of the business skills they’ll need to succeed.”
Visitors were also given a tour around the state of the art new school building with the highlight of the evening being VIP seats at the schools annual production of “Into the Woods”.
Paul Cherpeau from the Liverpool & Sefton Chamber of Commerce stated “Young Chamber relies upon the willingness of employers to work with us to provide support and inspiration to schools to enable them to develop a strategy, curriculum and whole school approach which will provide opportunities for their students to gain skills and experience to prepare them for the world of work. The initiative offers a practical, safe and effective mechanism to bring schools and employers together”.
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