FACT Salford are looking for people working in the creative and digital sectors to volunteer at their hackathon event with local young people. Could you share your journey, provide industry expertise and feedback, or work with schools?
Date: 31st October
Location: The Landing at MediaCityUK
What is FACT SALFORD?
FACT involves collaboration between schools, the local authority and industry/business to improve outcomes for young people and their families through:
- driving up levels of attainment and resilience amongst young people
- creating new pathways for young people, and other local people, into higher paid and higher quality work
- supporting young people to launch their own business or community projects who have entrepreneurial skills
- You (employers/businesses) are telling us that that young people leaving school are not ready for the world of work and don’t have some of the vital personal and life skills required such as resilience, communication and confidence.
- Our more disadvantaged young people don’t have the same opportunities as some of their more advantaged peers such as access to employment, networks and role models to aspire to.
- Young people who are able to develop high levels of enterprise, grit and a growth mindset are also much more likely to succeed which enables them to negotiate in a future uncertain world.
The first FACT ‘Hackathon’ event will be on 31st October at The Landing, with an industry focus on Creative and Digital. The event will be attended by approx. 50 young people from across 4 high schools (aged approx 14). The event is to showcase the broad range of job role and skills within the sector, so the ask of you is to:
- Attend the first part of the session (9.30 – 11am) to explain your company and job role and your journey – this will be done on a carousel with small groups, rotating every 10 mins or so. You are free to bring along any equipment/materials that may help you to bring this to life
- Set the young people a challenge that your industry faces, this can be more theoretical. The young people will then work in small groups to problem solve this challenge over the next few hours. You are welcome to stay to help facilitate, however this is not a necessity.
- We ask that you come back to hear the young people’s ideas later in the day (after lunch) and provide some verbal feedback.
- Following the event there will be an opportunity to work closely with specific teaching staff from the schools to help them further to bring their curriculum to life.
If you’re interested in getting involved with any of the above, or for more info, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or speak to a member of The Landing team