The 2 July saw the national launch of free volunteering in education initiative Inspiring the Future. To mark the launch scores of leading employers took part in a careers networking event at a school in Tower Hamlets – one of England’s most disadvantaged areas. Speakers included: Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg; Sir Roger Carr, President of the CBI and Chairman of Centrica; Brian Lightman, General Secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders and Joanna Lumley.
Everyone from CEOs to apprentices can volunteer for Inspiring the Future. Registration is free for both volunteers and state schools/colleges: www.inspiringthefuture.org
The launch received extensive media coverage including:
View photographs of the Inspiring the Future launch ‘careers marketplace’ featuring nearly 100 employers and 1000 young people. Photos on Flickr.
Read the Inspiring the Future launch press release – New national initiative revolutionises access for state school pupils to gain – Practical Guide to Inspiring the Future for state schools and colleges.