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Schools receive funding from the Ford Fund to prepare local students for jobs of the future. 

Liverpool Life Sciences UTC and The Studio School, both under the Northern Schools Trust (NST) umbrella, offer young people aged 14-19 a secondary education which is designed to give them the practical skills and real-world experience that they will need in their future careers.  

They have been awarded a large sum of money from the Ford Motor Company Fund, via GlobalGiving, as part of a wider investment to the end of 2025 to support Halewood and the wider Liverpool City Region. The funding will go towards three projects – proving industry and education can partner together to shape the future of a region’s young people. 

Working in partnership with Liverpool Life Sciences UTC and The Studio School, funding will be directed to further develop project-based learning provision to be shared more widely across schools within the Northern Schools Trust and others in the wider Merseyside area. 

Dan Howard, employer partnerships program lead at Liverpool Life Sciences UTC and The Studio School 

Dan Howard, employer partnerships programme lead at Liverpool Life Sciences UTC and The Studio School, said: “I am really excited to have the backing of the Ford Fund to develop our project-based learning curriculum. The Funding will allow us to develop the skills and attributes of learners to make a real impact on the local economy in areas such as advanced manufacturing, digital technology, and data science.”  

“The future is bright and it’s a great opportunity to put Liverpool on the map in the UK to lead the way showing how industry and education can partner together to shape the future of a region’s young people.” 

The schools provide a busy, stimulating environment and with the motto ‘every day is an interview’. This approach gives learners a unique set of tools to help them to become “work ready” having gained a wide range of technical and transferable skills that are desired by industry, but which are not traditionally taught as part of the standard national curriculum. 

If you would like to know more, join their next open evening on the 19th of March. To attend, register here.

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