This week, at the incredible new Francis Crick Institute, Founders4Schools celebrated the educators and business leaders who have worked together to connect over 80,000 young people with its nationwide network of more than 30,000 business leaders.
Founders4Schools celebrates connecting 80,000 young people to 30,000 business leaders
- Career Talk Champion: Kathryn Loughnan, Avonbourne College, Bournemouth, Dorset LEP, England
- Newcomer of the Year Award: Gemma Jackson, Leicester College Employability and Enterprise Coordinator
- Diversity Champion: Sam Millichap, Birmingham Independent College, Birmingham, Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP, England
- Ambassador of the year: Stewart Carruth, Chief Executive of Stirling Council, Scotland
- Inspiration of the Year: Paul Jundu, Owner and Director of Onboard Corrugated Ltd in Birmingham, Birmingham and Solihull LEP
- Innovator of the Year: Nick Cheese, School Coordinator from Greenwood Academy in Birmingham, Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP, England
- Local Government Partner of the Year: Camden, London
- Local Enterprise Partnership of the year: Alison Giles, Enterprise Coordinator with Thames Valley Berkshire LEP
- Super-User Award:Carina Lindars from The Leigh UTC, South East LEP, England
- STEM Impact Award: Empowering Future Scientists: Martin Macmillan from McLaren High School in Callander, Stirling Council, Scotland
- Workplace Visits: Sam McLoughlin, Studio West & Catherine Boland, Printed.com from Newcastle, North East LEP
F4S was co-created by teachers, parents and the leaders of the business community to solve the problem of youth employability and the skills gap that plagues employers.F4S is now the UK’s largest charity dedicated to helping close the skills gap by inspiring young people about the jobs of tomorrow by giving them access to leaders of growing businesses
We combine data-science with the power of local communities in order to capture the imagination of young people and give them the confidence and skills to believe they can create the innovations that will define our future.
To date, Founders4Schools has introduced more than 80,000 students to at least three business leaders and has a nationwide network of more than 30,000 business leaders.
Download our annual report here https://www.founders4schools.org.uk/annual-review/2017
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The Institute which opened last summer is in the London Borough of Camden, and sits amid a unique cluster of scientific skill, leading hospitals and one of the world's top universities, UCL. The Institute is dedicated to research excellence. Its work is helping to develop new treatments for illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, stroke, neurodegenerative conditions and infectious diseases. The institute does not hold events open to the public.