Cardinal Newman College is delighted to announce that they are the latest College to join the Young Chamber Scheme. As part of the British Chamber of Commerce, the Young Chamber aims to bridge the gap between businesses and the education sector, helping young people to succeed in the world of work.
Launched in 2016 by the North & Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce, the programme is one which schools and colleges within the Chamber’s area can join to boost prospects for students. Young Chamber is a national scheme run locally by chambers of commerce with accreditation from the British Chambers of Commerce.
The idea is, that through the College’s membership, students will gain an insight into the world of work, through direct contact with businesses themselves. By having direct contact with a range of businesses, from manufacturing to business services, students will be able to learn what it is that they are looking for in terms of future employees and develop the crucial skills that employers value.
Its aim is to provide young people with a real and meaningful understanding of business, jobs, careers and the range of potential opportunities that exist once they leave education.
Cardinal Newman Principal, Nick Burnham said: “In this ever changing world in which we live, it is increasingly important that we provide our students with all the tools and opportunities that they need to succeed not just in education, but out in the wider world. We believe that by joining the Young Chamber, this will provide our students with a fantastic opportunity to tap into the local business world and be more prepared for what working within it entails.”