Furness Education & Skills Partnership
Strengthening the partnership between education and business in the Furness area since 2011
Awarded charitable status in 2019
Helping students in the Furness area to build skills and aspirations
Furness Education & Skills Partnership (FESP) is a partnership of schools, colleges, local employers and agencies which recognise the need to equip local young people with the knowledge, skills and aspirations relevant to a competitive 21st century marketplace.
Examples of our Projects
The Barrow Engineering Project (BEP) raises the profile of Engineering in the local area. It enriches STEM attainment of learners within the project through the existing curriculum and extra-curricular activities.
The BEP is supported by the Royal Academy of Engineers and the Sir John Fisher Foundation.
The ‘Build my Skills’ programme is designed to equip young people with the necessary skills and competences to make them more employable.
There is a programme of study across all 4 Key Stages (KS1-4).
The Furness Skills Summit took place on 7th June 2022.
Organised by FESP the event was a collaborative effort between FESP, BAE Systems, Cumbria Community Foundation, Cumbria LEP, Inspira and the NHS.
The Furness STEM Show took place on the 24th and 25th of May 2022 at Furness College, Barrow-in-Furness. It was attended by over 1500 people, including 25 different schools.
The event delivered a host of activities for primary and secondary age children to discover and be inspired by STEM subjects and activities.
As an outcome of the global pandemic, many children have lost interest in education and are struggling with motivation and learning focus.
This project was designed to help the children look to the future, think about jobs they may like to have and the skills they need to develop.
Providing children and young people with the opportunity to develop and exercise leadership (and in a social action setting) can have benefits for the individual young person, their peer group and society more broadly.
Our Holiday Camps enable businesses to connect with local communities and forge ongoing links with local schools and raise their profile in the local community.
Aims & Objectives
Helping the future workforce reach their full potential
We facilitate projects, events and links which enable and drive enterprise, innovation and long term growth in the local, regional and national economy.
Primary school pupils will develop a good relationship with money through the expansion of a financial education programme. Schools across Barrow, Dalton and Ulverston will