Employability Day for
Lightcliffe Academy in Halifax

In October 2016, The ABS Foundation joined forces with Ahead Partnership; a social enterprise that connects businesses and communities to create social and economic change, on its ‘Make the Grade’ initiative to provide employment advice for students at Lightcliffe Academy in Halifax.

Volunteers from ABS UK delivered an employability workshop alongside Leeds-based project management and technical consultancy WYG Group and Halifax-based technology provider Frog Education, to students aged 14-18 at the school, giving advice on CV writing, personal statements, social media, interview skills and workplace etiquette.

Dave Lees, Trustee of the ABS Foundation and Marketing & CSR Director at ABS UK commented on the project:

“It’s a key aim for the ABS Foundation to give back to our local community and so, when the opportunity came up to work with Ahead Partnership we jumped at the chance. We found the students to be very receptive and hope the mentoring session helped them as they take their first steps towards the world of work. We’re already looking forward to working with the Ahead Partnership again in the future and getting back into the classroom.”

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