IGD Adds New Facilities To ‘Feeding Britain’s Future’ Programme
IGD has announced plans to upgrade the Feeding Britain’s Future programme with the addition of a new ‘Educator Hub’ and STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) workshops.
The ‘Educator Hub’ is a free online resource for teachers and careers advisors which can be used to provide information about the food and grocery industry through a variety of case studies, films and classroom activities.
The hub incorporates a range of employability skills content, including focusing on the skills our industry values and the wide range of jobs available. Teachers can download the resources for free, including six 20-minute classroom activities and lesson plans, to use as part of their careers provision.
Elsewhere, the STEM workshops will help to raise awareness of the wide variety of STEM roles in food and grocery.
IGD, which manages the programme, made the announcement after it revealed that it had provided employability skills training to 25,000 students in secondary schools.
“IGD’s Feeding Britain’s Future programme is continually innovating and with our new Educator Hub and expanding STEM initiatives we are embarking on an exciting chapter and one that is widely supported across the food and grocery industry, and closely aligned to the government’s new careers strategy,” commented Joanne Denney-Finch, IGD chief executive.
“Through the Educator Hub, we are supporting teachers and careers advisors, who are key gatekeepers of careers advice for students, to talk about the food and grocery industry with confidence. The free teaching resources link the curriculum to the careers available and will help teachers bring the workplace to life for their students.”
Feeding Britain’s Future, the only programme of its kind, has been running in schools since 2015.
As well as implementing these new initiatives, Feeding Britain’s Future will continue to increase in scale and impact and is aiming to train 11,000 students in 2018.
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