The GFG Foundation in the UK aims to empower and enable young people to reach their potential, and set them up to seek, gain and remain in employment by:
- encouraging young people to enter and engage in education and training
- providing opportunities for young people to develop their skills
The GFG Foundation developed its first national partnership in the UK with the highly acclaimed Industrial Cadets programme, inspired by HRH The Prince of Wales and delivered by the Engineering Development Trust (EDT). The Industrial Cadets programme delivers activities with 9–21-year-olds in schools and the workplace, aiming to provide high quality accredited skills development across science, technology, engineering and maths.
A critical part of the programme is the involvement of GFG Alliance employees, who are passionate about sharing their knowledge and experience to develop the next generation.
Over 5,000 students have been supported through this programme by the GFG Foundation, helping young people to learn more about industry and the world of work. Feedback clearly shows that these programmes better equip students when making career choices, by giving them skills and practical experiences in industrial workplaces.
Driven by the global Coronavirus pandemic, recent activities have been delivered virtually, providing vital support to students, teachers and parents. Take a look at some of the resources here:
In partnership with Rewise Learning, over 200 young people have taken part in a ‘Geared up for STEM’ workshops in Newport, South Wales.
Students were tasked with building and coding a remote-control car, with assistance from mentors from the nearby LIBERTY Steel site, which is part of the GFG Alliance.
The GFG Foundation also provides several student scholarships by working in partnership with the following organisations: