Posted by Carly Roper on Friday 3 September 2010
St Helens Chamber's Enterprising St Helens Team is joining forces with independent charity, The Education and Employers Taskforce, to organise the first ever national campaign to encourage business leaders to visit schools and colleges.
The first national Visit our Schools week is taking place from the 18th to 22nd October 2010 and provides an opportunity for leaders from both private and public sector organisations to hear first-hand from head teachers and young people about how they can help shape their skills, achievements and employability.
Hundreds of schools and colleges have registered to take part. Now it's time for employers to sign up and get involved.
If you are already closely involved in enterprise education through the Chamber's Business Ambassadors programme, this may be an opportunity to raise awareness of the opportunities you offer.
Big names from the world of business who have already signed up for visits include film-maker Lord David Puttnam; Sir Mike Rake, Chairman of BT; Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO of global advertising agency WPP; Robert Peston, BBC Business Editor; Clare Chapman, Director-General, NHS Workforce and Sam Laidlaw, CEO of Centrica.
Hundreds of smaller companies from around the UK have also pledged their support.
Taking part in Visit our Schools week only requires 1 or 2 hours of your time in the week of 18-22 October to visit a school or college in your locality. For further details and to register to take part visit: www.visitourschools.org or contact Martin Foulkes at St Helens Chamber on 01744 742110.
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