Well done TeamGEA!

So today I had a de-briefing meeting with the wonderful Livity crew (big ups to Mark & Oyin particularly for all their hard work!) who we (The 4WD Foundation) worked with to create and deliver the Google Enterprise Apprenticeships Programme, which is now fondly known as #TeamGEA. Preparations for the next phase of GEA are already under way, very exciting stuff!

It was an absolute pleasure to work with and support 10 fantastically talented and motivated young entrepreneurs over such an intensive 3 week period.

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Forget Lily Allen or Woody Allen, It’s all about Hoodie Allen!!

Words of Wisdom -Hoodie Allen feat. Two Door Cellar

Big up Josh at Livity for this.

Google Enterprise Apprenticeships

Hi all!

I hope you are all well. 🙂

I have a fantastic opportunity to share with you all!

I am (4WD Foundation) working with Livity and Google on the Google Enterprise Apprenticeships (#GEA) pilot programme.

If you know of any 18-24 year olds ex-offenders who would like to become a successful entrepreneur please do e-mail me with their contact details or better still get them to email me at naomi@4WDfoundation.org ASAP.

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Channel 4 Education Conference

I was asked to speak on behalf of The 4WD Foundation with the wonderful Captain Sam Conniff of Livity at this Summer’s Channel 4 Education Conference on “What you really need to know, but never never learn at school“. Sam and I combined our knowledge and experiences that have come from working with young people who aren’t in education, employment or training (NEET) to present the huge impact that educational irrelevance has on these young people. We also spoke about how unhelpful and isolating acronyms like ‘NEET’ are.

Here are some of the main insights that we shared:

The 4WD Insight

Education doesn’t teach students about the lifelong relevance and importance of information. Information is a basic component of knowledge (which is power) and therefore is a micro component of education. In order to succeed in life, a young person needs to know:
– how to initiate, develop and maintain a positive relationship with information
They need to know:
– how best to analyse, critique, demand, exploit, interact with, source and value information
This enables them to go on to live a life making positive informed life choices & decisions.

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