High Wycombe, United Kingdom

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Community Initiative

On January 12, 2016, Johnson & Johnson in partnership with Johnson & Johnson UK, Janssen, DePuy Synthes, Young Enterprise UK, Buckinghamshire New University (BNU), and Highcrest Academy launched a BTE program in the High Wycombe, UK community.

During this three-year program, 50 Year 10 students attending Highcrest Academy in school year 2015-2016 were exposed to a variety of programs, events, and activities involving Academic Enrichment, Higher Education Exploration & Preparation, and Career Exploration and Readiness. The program aimed to educate and inspire BTE students, as well as impart key skills that are the foundations of future success in the workplace – resilience, teamwork, communication, leadership, critical thinking, and problem solving. Specifically, students will participate in:

  • Academic Tutoring Sessions
  • Work Readiness Sessions – Educational Pathway Masterclasses and Person Finance Course
  • Company Visits and Job Shadowing
  • Career Coaching
  • Applied Learning Project
  • Higher Education Tours
  • University Exam Tutoring
  • University Admission Support

 

Impact

The BTE-High Wycombe, UK program (June 2019), partners goals were to achieve the following outcomes:

  • 50% BTE students will complete the UCAS application (24% over comparison group)
  • 50% of BTE students will pursue further education, including University or Apprenticeship
  • 100% of BTE students exhibit employability skills/core competencies
  • 5% BTE students are interested in attending medical school
  • 30% of BTE students accepted into a STEM (and/or business related) discipline at an institution of Further/Higher Education

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Program Model: High Wycombe, UK