We make the connection between education and the world of work, enabling young people to develop the knowledge and attitudes they need to succeed. Through our promotion of a tailored approach to every child and ensuring they are given relevant opportunities, the PIE Project is helping the North East to lead the way nationally in developing future career and life skills for children as young as 8 years old - traditionally, careers advice is focused on ages 14+. This is also the first region in the UK to offer the opportunity for primary school pupils to achieve a vocational qualification. A methodology focused on effective communication, collaboration and celebration that has been adopted, has been critical to our success.
The ambition of the PIE Project is to provide a holistic approach to enterprise education that links businesses to primary, secondary, further and higher education. Providing a seamless and integrated approach to career advice and guidance using Gatsby Benchmarks and linking to Enterprise Advisors that ultimately enhances life choices and improves life chances for everyone.
Some of the news coverage from the past 5 years demonstrating our impact: