Official endorsement from the Departments for Education and Business, Innovation and Skills
“I launched the Inspiration Vision in September 2013, calling on employers and schools and colleges to work more closely together to provide more inspiration for young people, more real-life contact with the world of work so that when they come to make big decisions, they understand where different choices could take them in the future. Since then, there has been a lot of activity in this space, (both current and new programmes of work), from e-mentoring, speakers in schools, work placements, work experience, traineeships and apprenticeships. But more needs to be done, although the numbers of unemployed are falling, those for young people are still too high. We need to enthuse and engage young people, and help them understand how the world of work relates to their learning and education.
I am delighted to support Panjango and the ideas it is seeking to develop, which supports the inspiration agenda. By linking the learning environment and school syllabus with the world of work, young people will be better supported in recognising their potential and choosing a career path that best suits their interests and skills. I welcome the fact that employers will be involved in this initiative, and that both teachers and pupils have found this virtual learning careers education resource empowering and engaging.
I wish everyone involved great success in this venture, and I look forward to hearing about the benefits this initiative brings to all those involved.”
Matthew Hancock MP
Minister for Skills and Enterprise, Department of Business, Innovation and Skills Minister for Schools, Department of Education