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SharpFutures Manchester CIC

Education & Skills

We want to provide work experience and experience days for school pupils from diverse and unrepresented communities.

Total received £1,620.50

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About this cause

SharpFutures aims to seed, nurture and grow ‘talent, skills and capacity’ for the Creative Digital sector. We work with schools to introduce pupils to the sector and give them valuable insight into the career paths available. We do this by providing Work Experience for students and Educational experiences that include providing workshops from industry professionals. A report by the Education and Employers Taskforce examines youth unemployment and provides new evidence which shows that the more young people (aged 14-19) come in to contact with employers whilst they are at school, the less likely they are to become NEET (19-24). Given its proven that work experience improves the chance of employment, we would like to create much more work experience in Creative, Digital and Tech.

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How this cause brings people in the community together

SharpFutures nurture the transition into work, whilst responding to the fluctuating needs of creative, digital and tech businesses being education and business communities together. This opens the doors to the fast-growing world of work where new entrants and educators explore new careers, are inspired by industry professionals and discover diverse pathways into this exciting sector.