Education and Skills Case Studies

Skills Case Study: Schools’ Infographics Posters

We have produced a set of 12 Infographic posters have been produced to support the careers services of secondary schools in Cheshire East. The 11 market town areas shown and the overview of the Cheshire East area as a whole, provide a map showing the location...

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Case Study: Transport Infrastructure Skills Board

“The TISB (and formerly the Rail Skills Board) brought together a healthy mix of industry leaders, SMEs and educational providers to explore the demands of the evolving infrastructure landscape, with a view to thoroughly understanding the forecast resourcing and educational requirements of the employers.  This...

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Apprentice Case Study: Colin Astley

            Background: Colin completed his A-Levels and rather than go to University chose to start a career in IT.  Having worked in the private sector for over 14 years, Colin moved into the public sector and joined Wilmslow High School in 2005 as the Information Services Support...

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Schools Case Study: Trading Challenge

“On behalf of the employers who have worked on this project, I would like to thank all the pupils for their enthusiasm and hard work throughout the day. We all are passionate about giving something back to help our young people gain new skills and...

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Enterprise Adviser Network Case Study: Wilmslow High School

Phil Jones, Careers Leader, Wilmslow High School, right, with our Enterprise Coordinator Sam Norfolk Why did you decide to get involved in the EAN? At Wilmslow High School, we very much appreciate any chance to improve our careers education programme. The link created between schools and Enterprise...

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Weave TownTalk Programme

The Creative and Digital sector within Cheshire East, has been identified as an area of strength within the local economy and which could represent a significant opportunity for further growth. Over 2,000 companies form the sector, worth around £500m a year to the local economy. To...

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Skills Case Study: Hirsch Tailoring

“The team at Skills & Growth* helped me realise my aspiration of establishing a training centre to ensure bespoke tailoring skills are not lost, and to help mentor a new generation of aspiring tailors.” Brita Hirsch Brita Hirsch is a master tailor and textile engineer with...

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Enterprise Adviser Case Study: David Rowlands, CITB

The Enterprise Adviser Network (EAN) is a national initiative that connects schools and colleges with employers and careers programme providers; and is based on evidence that if a young person has four or more encounters with an employer, they are 86% less likely to be...

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Skills Case Study: RedEye International

“The Skills & Growth Company* have been a valuable source of information and advice which provides us with even greater confidence that Cheshire East is the best place to invest and grow a digital technology business ”  Scott Young, HR Director. RedEye is a Marketing Technology...

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