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Business & enterprise take centre stage at University Academy Keighley

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Local employers joined Year 11 students at an exciting Business & Enterprise Day designed to help young people focus on their futures.

Business volunteers from Mitie, KPMG, the Armed Forces, Bradford College and the University of Law delivered a series of interactive workshops to show students what the working world is really like and the range of opportunities available in their industries.

The activities also focused on key skills such as team work, communication and problem solving so that the students could find out how the skills they learn in school relate to the world of work.

Workshops included an exciting forensics challenge where students had to examine key pieces of evidence, such as finger prints and shoe sizes, and work out who had committed a crime as well as a sustainability themed workshop where students used various recyclable rubbish to create wind turbines. 

Stephanie Gordon, Project Coordinator for the region, said: "The students really threw themselves into all the activities and got a much better insight into the variety of roles at each business. 96% of the students that took part said it helped them understand the sorts of jobs they could do in the future and made them feel more prepared for the world of work. We have to thank our volunteers too for putting a lot of imagination into the activities to create something the students would enjoy taking part in but also take a lot of learning away from."

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