Oakland Programme Benefits Ipsley CE RSA Academy Students
Redditch charity, the Oakland Foundation, have launched a new and innovative young people’s project called ‘The Oakland Programme’ as part of their ongoing Corporate Social Responsibility development and partnership with Ipsley CE RSA Academy.
The programme will run over a six-month period and will offer valuable workplace insights designed to enrich students’ academic experiences, with structured sessions aimed at raising aspirations and supporting future career choices.
Trustee, Peter Vaughan, commented: “The Oakland Programme will provide pupils with access to the world of work and add value to school based learning through first-hand workplace experience, as well as offering students the opportunity to explore the range of career choices available.”
Wearing a personalised hi-viz provided by the Foundation, the students will shadow members of the Charity’s key sponsor Oakland International’s team as they undertake daily routines. In their first week the students were given a guided tour of Oakland’s facilities, shadowed staff and taken part in educational sessions.