C&K Careers works with young people in care
K is 17 and is in the Care of his Local Authority.
- He is a full-time pupil in a very small school with just three other pupils.
- The other pupils were younger than K and two of the pupils have learning difficulties.
C&K Careers' adviser met with K in school to discuss his future:
- The careers adviser felt K would benefit from a construction skills course with more emphasis on practical learning to go alongside his current more academic route in school.
- He also thought K would benefit from being in a learning environment with students of a similar age and ability.
- Discussions were held with the school and the care home management before making arrangements to visit a suitable training provider.
- The visit went well and the additional learning support manager felt that following a risk assessment, the college could meet K’s support needs.
- K was interviewed for the course and offered a September 2013 start.
The headteacher at K's school is delighted with the impact that this development has had on K. He is:
- Demonstrating much more maturity
- Responding well to the therapeutic work he undertakes at the care home.
- Been allowed to have contact with his family, which in turn has further improved his morale and his willingness to engage in therapy.
K is really enjoying the course and is performing well:
- The college think K is probably the best student on the course.
- The whole cycle is positive and the Headteacher believes that the catalyst for this transformation has been the CEIAG work undertaken with K.
K hopes to pursue a career in construction.