In today’s uncertain economic
times it is vital we all stay up to date with chosen profession or working
knowledge of expertise in the industry we work within. With the rise in
unemployment in all age groups and significant rise of unemployment in under
25’s, it is now serious cause for concern and important to identify and decide
on sustainable education and employment route.
The “Department for Education
and Skills” (by the UK’s Government) has confirmed plans to raise the
school leaving age in England by 2013, thus young people will be required to
stay in either; full-time education or training, including school, college and
home education, or work-based learning, such as an Apprenticeships, part-time
education, training or volunteering more than 20 hours week.
The new law is called the
“Education and Skills Act 2008”. Essentially this may not necessarily
mean that pupils have to stay in the classroom or continue with academic
lessons however students will have to continue to receive training at certain
level until they reach the age of 18.
This might mean student is
encouraged to stay at school and do (or complete) their GSCEs and levels, if
they have not already done so. Students could improve their skills through
taking course in “Foundation Learning” which will benefit them if
they decide to go in to further education eventually. Another option for
student is to gain some practical experience in subject that interests them by
doing “14 to 19 Diploma.” All of these options will be beneficial for
future development, educational progression and future employment, as it shows
commitment to future employers.
Students can start an
apprenticeship and get some on-the-job experience of work and training, whilst
some carrying on with part-time study. Many companies are offering the new
style “modern apprenticeship” which means student has …
It’s not just about your Planet,
or about your country, your country, your city, your community, or your path;
it’s about your history and what you will do. The protection of our nation’s
history is something that strengthens us in every aspect, large and local. The
conservation movement enables us to produce jobs, build increasingly
sustainable cities, inspire long-term support and assistance for local
residents, but more importantly make it possible to promote deeper
understanding of the importance of historic sites that represent culture,
heritage, national culture, and evolution so they will continue to exist and
grow for future generations.
What happens when current
preservation and their efforts must not only continue our history through the
real buildings they saved but also through the next generation of
conservationists? The main problem facing the conservation community is
reaching new audiences and being able to expand public awareness about the
benefits of conservation. Therefore, it is very important to take the necessary
steps and make proactive plan for what the future of historic preservation will
look like in the years to come. How the next generation of historical
preservation is cultivated through education, the right information, and how to
take action will have profound impact on world conservation efforts.
In today’s youth, it is
increasingly clear that there are disturbing gaps in general, national and
local historical knowledge and that there is an inability to understand the
relevance of history related to their lives today.
So what do we do, can we educate
our young generation so they can protect their history? Can we do it while
making them interested? Yes. Yes.
We are leveraging our efforts into
programs that offer ongoing opportunities for our young people to learn about
this country’s land and the country’s cultural heritage. By engaging authentic