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FOUNDATION OF LIGHT
SOCIAL MEDIA

RT @SunderlandAFC: Both our first-team and @SAFCLadies' squads at tonight's @BlcSafc awards. 🔜 #SAFC https://t.co/VtnxiPyKQ7

GALLERY: The #SAFC v Doncaster Rovers game was this season's #FoundationMatchDay! View a selection of photos from… https://t.co/T4IuPJC2yE

RT @SAFCLadies: Sunderland AFC Ladies is joining football clubs across the country this weekend (27-28 April) to celebrate the contribution…

RT @BeaconofLight: Enjoy the build up to #SAFC's final home game of the season in the Beacon's unique surroundings! https://t.co/5UfXCZXrni

RT @StadiumOfLight: 🍻 Due to high demand for @SunderlandAFC's final home game there will be extra hospitality packages available at the @Be

RT @BeaconofLight: Wednesday 24th April we are hosting a Foundation 5 aside tournament. Entry is just £30. To enquire contact neil.couling…

RT @futureme_ne: Kick starting the new term with the launch of the FutureMe Enterprise Challenge for our schools in the Sunderland area! @S

#LittleTots Playgroup returns to the @BeaconofLight tomorrow! Pop in with your little ones for a fun and relaxing p… https://t.co/Sy5ptYDT80

RT @SunderlandAFC: Let the game begin! Come on Sunderland! 🔴⚪️ #SAFC https://t.co/tHGY9HNA3I

RT @LukeONien: This is what footballs all about! This is gold! 🙌🏻 Great performance from the boys yesterday🔴 4 games to go⚽️ https://t.co/k…

A special THANK YOU to ambassador @marco_ten who supported our #FOLGiveAQuid campaign throughout the day and promo… https://t.co/YoW95Y3h0E

RT @SunderlandAFC: Is there anyone not singing this song after @LukeONien's performances this season!? 😁 Rocking all over... 🎶 #SAFC #FIR

Foundation and Esh Group extend partnership

Foundation of Light and Esh Group have extended a successful partnership which gives secondary school pupils an introduction to the world of work and how social media can affect their careers.

Sunderland AFC’s official charity has delivered sessions over the past three years within secondary schools across the North East to support Esh Group’s award-winning Building My Skills project which has engaged thousands of young people.

The Foundation has also focused on the ‘Online Appearance’ module of Building My Skills aimed at educating pupils around the impact social media can have on their employment opportunities.

Using engaging content, kinaesthetic learning and interactive quizzes, Foundation of Light’s expert Informal Education Officers increase knowledge and awareness around a very prominent topic as an increasing number of employers use social media to screen candidates.

Participants are also given an insight into Sunderland AFC as a business and the different opportunities available to them within the club off the pitch, including its commercial, hospitality, marketing and media operations.

We are delighted to extend our partnership with Esh Group to deliver the Building My Skills programme.
The initiative has been hugely successful with hundreds of pupils developing their understanding of the world of work and we look forward to helping more young people increase their ability to gain better qualifications and enter the job market in the future.

Richard Hopper, Foundation of Light's Head of Commercial

Now in its fifth academic year, Building My Skills has received national recognition, including winning Business in the Community’s National Big Tick for Education Partnership in 2015 and Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) Inspiring Change in Education Award earlier this year.

Students receive five employability guidance sessions over the full academic year at no cost, which is delivered by a mentor from a local business who provides insight into their career path, their sector and employability skills they value whilst providing support with the completion of an employability portfolio. Pupils who complete each task and attend all sessions are then offered a mock interview.

Brian Manning, CEO of the Esh Group, added: “We are very proud Foundation of Light will continue to deliver our Building My Skills programme for the next two years.

“Their expert staff have been an asset to the programme and they have helped open up a great number of students’ eyes to opportunity and excite them about the world of work.”

To find out how the Building My Skills programme can help your pupils prepare for the World of Work, email chris.towers@foundationoflight.co.uk or call 0191 5692765.

12 January 2017

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