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“I know if I were leading a cluster of schools, I would make sure they had strong links with Chambers of Commerce.

“Chambers of Commerce can help more employers become involved with schools, offering mentoring, work experience and encouraging staff to become business governors.”

Sir Michael Wilshaw, Chief Inspector of schools and Head of Ofsted (Nov 2014)

 

Young Chamber membership allows schools to benefit from the Chamber’s connections with local and national businesses. We aim to bridge the gap between the world of education and the world of work, providing you with access to local businesses.

Becoming a member of the North & Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce will give your pupils an insight into the world of work by hearing from businesses directly. This will help them develop the crucial employability and soft skills which employers value. The Chamber can also help schools develop the skills and knowledge of your senior leadership team and governors, providing opportunities to meet and learn from local businesses and gain an understanding of the local labour market.

See more at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGZUKkVkQRg

Our Young Chamber membership includes all of the benefits of our standard business package plus the following:

What we will bring to the school

  • Sector specific industry days delivered in your school by Chamber of Commerce staff and local employers – Helping to put work into a real life context
  • Mock interviews and Curriculum Vitae sessions delivered in school by Chamber of Commerce staff or local employers
  • Business talks from senior Chamber of Commerce staff – International trade, local economy, growing sectors
  • 3 business talks per annum from employers – industry specialists delivered in school
  • Head teacher or representative invited to British Chamber of Commerce Education Summit
  • Support with careers events –Sourcing employers
  • Support for recruitment of School governors

Elevate your schools presence within the business community

  • Promote your school and its services to the business community
  • 2 Press releases per annum, included in newsletter and website, to have your news heard and elevate your school presence
  • 2 E-shots per annum to 5,000 Lancashire businesses (Results days, Ofsted reports)
  • Attend Chamber of Commerce networking events to promote the school and develop business relationships
  • Free use of the Chamber logo for use on your website, e-mails, letter heads etc
  • Access to local business intelligence
  • Take part in the Chambers of Commerce quarterly Economic Survey
  • Entry to the British Chamber of Commerce School Award category

To find out more about Young Chamber please contact Fiona Langan on 01772 653000 or email fional@lancschamber.co.uk