The response to COVID-19 has changed our lives and in this challenging context, the education system has been disrupted but remains of central importance. During this time when most learners are not able to attend
settings and schools in person, Cardiff Commitment and partners are working to offer experiences of work virtually.
Starting Monday 13th July, Cardiff Third Sector Council, Kier Construction and Wales and West Housing will be providing virtual work experience to 3 groups of year 10 pupils in Cardiff West Community High School. The year 10 pupils were due to go on work experience placements at the beginning of July but were cancelled due to COVID-19.
With the support of school staff, the pupils will take part in live MS Teams meetings with the companies and undertake work related tasks/projects throughout the week.
Another Cardiff Commitment partner, ARUP, will be holding an ‘Introduction to Engineering’ workshop via MS Teams with year 10 pupils from Ysgol Plasmawr on the 14th July. The workshop will cover topics ranging from ‘What is Engineering?’, ‘What are the key skills for an engineer and what subjects are good to study?’ to ‘Routes into Engineering’ as well as other related topics.
The Cardiff Commitment team will look to explore further virtual opportunities over the coming months, particularly looking at events such as ‘Open Your Eyes Week’ and how we can deliver these to schools virtually.
If you would like to help us shape and develop virtual opportunities, please get in contact.