School students across Coastal West Sussex area have developed an online resource http://pathway.coastalwestsussexjobs.com/ Pathway “Steps to Success” this website offers advice on-
- How to look for and apply for jobs
- How to deliver the perfect interview
- Insight into what employers expect from young people joining their business
This resource includes interviews with local managers and business people with knowledge of the local job markets giving an insight into their industry and what their company looks for when employing someone.
Pathway is a partnership project between CoastalWestSussexJobs.com, West Sussex County Council, the Coastal West Sussex Partnership, Adur and Worthing Councils and Chichester District Council. The participating schools include: Angmering School; Chatsmore Catholic High School; Durrington High School; Felpham Community College; Littlehampton Academy; Sir Robert Woodard Academy and Steyning Grammar School.
Film and media students from Chichester College, Northbrook College and Worthing College produced the employer films for the website.
All the students involved with the project were presented with certificates of achievement by Caroline Wood, Coastal West Sussex Partnership Director who commented: “I’ve been delighted to support this project on behalf of the Coastal West Sussex Partnership. It’s been a great opportunity for these young people to be involved in a live project that will actually be used by hundreds of others and at the same time, allowing them to learn and practice new skills that will prepare them for the world of work.”
Georgina Angele, Senior Partnerships Manager at CoastalWestSussexJobs.com, said: “This project is a true collaboration between schools, colleges, businesses and local authorities which will help prepare young people for work and inspire them to find the right path through education to find a rewarding job that they will enjoy. The students have been an inspiration and our partners have been a fantastic support. I was really pleased to see parents at the launch too and hope that Pathway will be accessed by young people both at school or college and at home.”