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

“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)

Becoming a member of the North & Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce’s Young Chamber will give your pupils an insight into the world of work by hearing from businesses directly. As the national research from the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) showed a growing frustration from businesses about young people being unprepared for the workplace, this initiative will help them develop the crucial employability and soft skills which employer’s value.

The Chamber can also help schools develop the skills and knowledge of your senior leadership team, teachers and governors, providing opportunities to meet and learn from local businesses, as well as gaining an understanding of the local labour market.

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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 local businesses – 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 presentations from Chamber of Commerce staff – e.g. International trade, local economy, growing sectors.
  • Industry talks from businesses & employers delivered in school, to give an insight into the possible career options.
  • Head teacher or representative invited to British Chamber of Commerce Education Summit.
  • Support with careers events –Sourcing employers
  • Assistance with recruitment of School governors

Elevate your schools presence within the business community

  • Promote your school to the Lancashire business community
  • Press releases included in NWLCC newsletter and website, to elevate your school’s awareness.
  • E-shots to over 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

Any Lancashire businesses who would like to support a local school or college’s membership of the Young Chamber and help develop the next generation of employees, please contact Fiona to find out how you could get involved.