At the start of the 2016/17 academic year, Future First launched a partnership with ARK to support eight schools to build and engage alumni communities.
Each school has access to their own alumni portal, which allows them to store alumni details, keep those details up to date, communicate with their alumni and keep records of alumni activities. Each school will benefit from a Future First-led careers and employability session. These sessions are professionally run alumni-based workshops and assemblies that are designed to boost student confidence, motivate them to work harder and inform them about careers, courses and the world of work. Future First staff will plan a session around an objective of each school’s choice, recruit and brief the alumni volunteers and come in and facilitate the session on the day.
Future First staff will also be delivering training for school staff from each school to equip them with the skills and expertise necessary to run their networks themselves.
We will look forward to sharing the many exciting ways in which the schools use their alumni over the course of the next year.