WWF-UK, Villiers Park Educational Trust and Founders4Schools are working in partnership to address the urgent need to prepare young people for the future job market. Sustainable Futures is a free programme for secondary schools and colleges across the UK that equips young people with the knowledge and skills to help them thrive in a future green economy, no matter what career path they choose.
We provide teachers and career leads with the tools and support to empower students to build a sustainable career. Tackling the climate and nature crisis will take a skilled and diverse workforce, and every job can play its part. Understanding and embracing sustainability not only helps maximise job prospects, but can offer the chance to be at the cutting edge of industry, driving innovation and creativity.
The programme is aimed at 14-18 year olds. Students will have the opportunity to participate in 3 activities:
We provide lesson plans and accompanying slide deck to make this short, certificated course easy to deliver to your students with minimal preparation. You can follow the script and activity guides and deliver the course exactly as we have laid out. Or, if you feel confident in the concepts covered, you can tailor the course to fit with your plans and subject. We also offer additional training via free certificated online CPD sessions.
Bring sustainable careers to life through meaningful encounters with employers and employees who highlight how sustainability is integral to their work. Select from a range of business role models that address the needs of your students.
Gain experiences that focus on sustainability within workplaces, ranging from 1-day insights, to block placements. Work experience placements allow students to explore how sustainable thinking applies in the real-world context, and helps build confidence and access to career pathways.
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