What is Words for Work?
Words for Work provides young people with authentic opportunities to develop the literacy skills they need to shape and achieve their aspirations.
Students work with volunteers from the local business community on activities designed to transfer knowledge of the workplace from volunteers to students.
Students who participate will be able to adapt their communication style to suit the workplace, ask well-structured questions to build their knowledge, listen effectively and understand how to communicate with clarity in both written and oral communication.
If you are a school...
It can take a lot of organisation but it’s definitely worth it. It’s probably one of the best things I’ve done in my teaching career.
The Words for Work Resource for Schools contains everything you need to plan, deliver and evaluate Words for Work in your school.
Workshops are designed for students in Years 8 and 9.
If you are a business...
Words for Work enables you to contribute directly to your future workforce and reinforce your CSR activity.
It provides an opportunity to promote your brand in the local community and allows you to build long-term links with local schools.
For individual employees who volunteer it provides an opportunity for them to:
- improve their communication and coaching skills
- feel the satisfaction of working with young people and "making a difference"
- build on core competencies leading to increased personal effectiveness in the workplace