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The Humber Careers Hub education providers will meet for the first time tomorrow at the ERGO Centre, at Bridgehead Business Park, to discuss the careers strategy for the Hub with the LEP.

The Humber Careers Hub recognises the challenges and opportunities schools face in meeting all Gatsby Benchmarks and will provide an expert support service using a collaborative approach, a strong network of delivery partners and the sharing of good practice across the region.

Working in partnership with the Careers and Enterprise Company, this will help ensure that the region’s young people receive high quality, impartial information, advice and support when making informed choices of career pathways.

There are 26 education providers which are part of this initiative, providing a rich mix of schools and colleges and covering 22,625 learners collectively – indicating the large and positive impact this will have on the Humber region as a whole. This builds on the significant work of the LEP over a number of years in working with schools, partners and providers to improve careers services.

This includes  the development of the Bridging the Gap careers portal in partnership with the four local authorities and the ability to award the Quality in Careers Award to schools and other partners, the only LEP in the country that has this responsibility.

Baroness Bottomley of Nettlestone highlighted the careers work being done in the region by the LEP at the House of Lords:

“Looking to the Humber, the Careers & Enterprise Company does wonderful work there. The Greenpower Education Trust, for example, has engaged local schools with STEM by challenging students to design, build and race electric cars.

“The University of Hull, where I am chancellor, played a major role, constructing on campus a ‘green power garage’ — it funded over 30 cars and provided the tools and equipment. All this is achieved in partnership with the LEP, where the noble Lord, Lord Haskins, is chairman.

“Again at the LEP, two excellent women — enterprise co-ordinator Jenny Vincent and director of skills education and employment Teresa Chalmers — have really taken this to heart. They did so much in the City of Culture, with others.”

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