Opening Doors Receives Regional Award

RSA Academies and the North Worcestershire Economic & Regeneration Development service (NWedR) has been recognised for its work supporting careers education and helping young people into the world of work through the Opening Doors to Business programme.

The organisations have been named Innovative Partnership of the Year in the West & South West by the Careers & Enterprise Company.

The joint RSA Academies/NWedR Opening Doors to Business programme aims to support careers education with a new, impact intensive way of ensuring that local school pupils, including those at RSA schools, have an increased awareness of local opportunities open to them by visiting local employers in their workplaces. This exciting and important project has been made possible by an innovative partnership between the Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP, NWedR and RSA Academies.

Claudia Harris, Chief Executive of The Careers & Enterprise Company, said:

“Preparing young people for the fast-changing world of work has never been more important. There is incredible work going on in schools, colleges, employers and more across the country. We hope these awards are a small way to say thank you and shine a light on this amazing work.”

RSA Academies are very proud and excited to have won this award, in partnership with NWedR. Opening Doors to Business has positively changed perception amongst schools, employers and young people as to what their locality offers in terms of their future and life beyond school. To find out more, read about the launch, check out the brochure or watch the film.

In picture (left to right):

Roisin Ellison (RSAA Senior Coordinator and lead on World Beyond School), Andy Bywater (RSA Fellow and NWedR’s officer for Strategic Skills Development in North Worcestershire) and Arvind Batra (Cross-Family Careers Coordinator).