Skills for Employment teach Construction to the students in Key Stages 3-5 . In the construction lessons the pupils learn basic DIY skills, make items such as stools, jewellery and bird boxes. One key skill is the safe use of tools. The pupils learn the skills and qualities required for the work place.
Skills for Employment also offer work based learning on a Friday. The students are treated like members of staff and are expected to follow a schedule of maintenance.
We successfully piloted Supported Internships and introduced Job Coaches during 2015/16 and will continue to build on this success in 2016/17.
Gillingham Football Club
We currently employ three members of staff who are participating in the Apprenticeship Scheme offered by Gillingham Football Club. Oakley has provided the opportunity for the participants to gain the skills required to be a Learning Support Assistant and further their careers as Sports Leaders/ Coaches.
The Gillingham Apprentices have enabled our students to better understand the route of an Apprentice.
We also have links with:
Stone Ness Walled Garden
Tunbridge Wells Borough Council
Smith and Western
Tunbridge Wells Garden CentreKent Supported Employment