A productive gap year or stint of travelling can be a voyage of discovery, whether volunteering, learning a new language or skill. You might even help your job prospects . . . more
Mentoring has the potential to bring about positive change for many young people. Through its use of volunteers it harvests "social capital" by making the most of the wide variety of experience, training, skills and talents that exist amongst people who want to make a positive difference to their community. . . . more
Students pursue individual learning programmes, which allow them to gain new skills and knowledge in a workplace in their local community. The learning is hands-on and practical. Students are assessed in the workplace for unit and achievement standards which contribute to the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA), as well as industry specific qualifications.
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The impact of KS4 vocational courses on disengaged young people's engagement with education 15-18
Previous research and anecdotal evidence has suggested that offering a broader curriculum, and in particular, vocational qualifications, may be a way to motivate young people who have become disengaged from education and improve their subsequent attainment. However, this hypothesis has not be . . . more
The Gateway programme is designed to strengthen the pathway for learners to progress from school to workplace learning. Gateway is available to state and integrated secondary schools, and supports senior secondary students (Year 11 to Year 13) undertaking practical work knowledge with local businesses which will make learning relevant and ensure that our young people have a smooth transiti . . . more
How can I help my teen?
You can help your teen become money-smart by:
encouraging them to save for things they want in their own bank account
using everyday activities like opening bank statements or bills, or going to a money machine to talk about the value of money
explaining interest ? your teen needs to know that you can earn interest by saving, and that you pay interest when you borro . . . more
ETITO Bright Sparks Programme aims to identify and support young people 11 years old and up who have an interest in electricity, electronics, or computer technology.
Bright Sparks Programme
For young people Bright Sparks offers the chance to:
Create and invent electronic and software projects.
Take part in interesting forums (electronics, robotics, compu . . . more
Why take a GAP year? Just think about it ? by the time you have finished school you have probably been in full-time education for more than 12 years. That?s 12 years of standardised curriculum, 12 years of school rules, 12 years of operating in large groups, 12 years in classrooms and 12 years working with people all the same age as you. In fact it is 12 years of sameness. This is not to deny that . . . more
Teenagers, like adults, may experience stress everyday and can benefit from learning stress management skills. Most teens experience more stress when they perceive a situation as dangerous, difficult, or painful and they do not have the resources to cope. Some sources of stress for teens might include:
school demands and frustrations
negative thoughts and feelings about themselves
changes . . . more
Bright Sparks is all about hooking young people into hi-tech careers. We have something for kids of all ages.
There?s an electronics programme students can do at school. At the end of it they can graduate with a National Certificate in Electronics technology. This links into NCEA as well.
Students can create weird and wonderful electronics inventions and enter them in competitions, wins p . . . more