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We work with the Skills Builder Partnership, who supports our careers strategy and provides engaging resources for building essential employability skills.

Skills Builder explain that ‘it has never been more important to build a set of essential skills to succeed in life for our children
and young people: the ability to creatively solve problems, to self-manage, to communicate effectively, and to work well with others.

These are skills that are needed to do almost anything well. The need for these skills is clear, but there is still a gap – too many children and young people do not build these skills to the level they need, and so miss out on opportunities to thrive in other parts of their lives.

Too often this is an area where terminology is confused and confusing. The work of all the schools, colleges and organisations in the Skills Builder Partnership is to cut through this: to refine a consistent, universal approach to these essential skills.’

Skills Builder define the essential skills as: Listening, Speaking, Problem Solving, Creativity, Staying Positive, Aiming High, Leadership and Teamwork.

News articles on our website indicate which skills the students have demonstrated during their activities. We are embedding the concept throughout all aspects of our curriculum offer.  

Further information about Skills Builder can be found here.

Mrs Naomi Smy – Careers Leader
Miss Tanya Norris – Assistant Careers Leader
Carisbrooke College | Medina College | The Island VI Form
Fairlee Road
Isle of Wight
PO30 2DX

Tel: 01983 301384/ 07739 754 299

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